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"Thus, in turn, the immigrant-citizens were changed by their new country. They changed the country and the United States of America changed them."
Preface, page xxxii

"War! Never could a war have started at a more inopportune moment. But whatever happened, he must plant the spring wheat today. A new crop must grow; people would need bread next year also."
Chap. 1, p. 5

"Old Abe was calling him. Being a citizen he was called on to shoulder his duties. For an honest man there could be only one reply to the call."
Chap. 1, p. 8

"It's more decent to volunteer before they begin drafting. I'd be ashamed to be forced."
Chap. 2, p. 14

"Anders Mansson had been the first Swedish settler in the St. Croix Valley, but no grave opened for him under the silver maples in the settlers' cemetery. He himself undertook the one emigration that remained for him. One single...

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