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Jonas Thor

Jonas Thor studied history at the University of Iceland and the University of Manitoba. He now teaches in Reykjavik.

Icelanders in North America

The First Settlers

Jonas Thor (Author)

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Icelanders emigrated to North and South America. Using letters, Icelandic and English periodicals and newspapers, and census reports, Jonas Thor offers a detailed social history of the Icelanders in North America, from the first settlement in Utah to the struggle in New Iceland.