The Literary Digest Volume 60

The Literary Digest Volume 60

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...in the East, who ship largely coffee and machinery. In the West the Danes are to be noted in considerable numbers as mining engineers, and in various urban sections of the country many Danes arc chemists. In industrial centers the Danes are conspicuous in Chicago, Omaha, Brooklyn. and Perth Amboy (New Jersey), where the terra-cotta factories are owned and worked by Danes. As a Danish editor says of Perth Amboy epigrammatically, " You don't need to know English to get around." The Danes are numerous along the Atlantic and the Pacific coast as sailors, mates, and captains. A simple explanation of this record is that Denmark's school of navigation is of high standing. In the United States Navy many of the petty ofiicers and men are Danes. As seamen the Danes rank so high that it is alleged by some Danish authorities that this is the chief reason for Germany's wish to retain her hold on the Danish section of Schleswig. In the hotel and restaurant business and as shopkeepers the Danes are found successful. In all classvs they are described as thrifty and law-abiding and in the main prosperous. RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL CHARACTER---In the United States the majority of Danes when they affiliate with a Church choose one of the Lutheran establishment, which is the state church of Denmark. A minority belong to the Baptist denomination, we are advised, and then, of course, a certain proportion of the descendants of the Danes who went to Utah fifty years back remain Mornion in their religious persuasion. A Norwegian is our authority for the remark that-, personally considered, the Danes are more urbane than the Swedes or the Norwegians. Their language resembles the Norwegian. It is-accented differeiitly and is rather a softer speech. By...show more

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  • Paperback | 968 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,692g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814436
  • 9781236814432