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Scandinavians in the State House: Klas Bergman Book Release


Apr 19, 2017
06:30 PM until 08:00 PM


The story of Nordic immigrant influence in Minnesota politics and culture, and the lasting legacy of a “Scandinavian state in the New World.” 

Join Klas Bergman at ASI to celebrate the launch of his new book, Scandinavians in the State House. In Scandinavians in the State House, Klas Bergman explores who Nordic immigrant politicians were and what drove them to become civically involved so soon after arriving in Minnesota. Profiling the individuals and movements at the forefront of this political activity, at the state and local level, Bergman examines the diverse political philosophies of the immigrant communities and reveals the lasting legacy of Scandinavian politicians in the creation of modern Minnesota—from Nelson and Olson, to Andersen and Carlson, to Humphrey and Mondale. Books will be available in the ASI museum store after April 15th. Come to the celebration to get your copy signed and hear Klas Bergman discuss his book with former State Legislator and current lawyer Tom Berg.

Klas Bergman is a Swedish-American journalist and author. Born and raised in Stockholm, he has lived and worked in the United States since the early 1980s. He has spent over two decades in journalism, reporting for both Swedish and American news organizations, and has also held numerous positions in international affairs. Bergman is the author of two previous books, one on the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe, and the second, a personal and political retrospective on his years in the United States, which was published in both Swedish and English. Bergman is married and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Follow him on Twitter @ksbergman.

Registration Information

Advanced registration is recommended. Museum admission included.

$10 adults
$7 ages 62 and above
$5 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID
FREE for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under (Please call to register for this option).




View map American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

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