Patriots with Two Mothers: Norwegian-Americans during World War I
Dr. Daron Olson will explore how
Norwegian Americans during World War I attempted to remain loyal to the United
States while remaining true to their cultural heritage. He will also discuss
why the Norwegian-American identity has persisted into contemporary times.
Dr. Olson is an associate professor of history at Indiana
University East. His book "Vikings
Across the Atlantic: Emigration and the Building of a Greater Norway, 1825-1945"
was published in 2012. He received his bachelor's degree in history from
Minnesota State University Moorhead, master's from the University of North
Dakota, and doctorate from Southern Illinois University.