A prominent Norwegian-American remembers his life in Wisconsin (1915)
Life Story of Rasmus B. Anderson, written by himself, with the assistance of Albert O. Barton.
Rasmus Anderson, author, scholar, editor, businessman and diplomat, intertwines his life story with that of the Norwegian-American community as a whole. He provides eye-witness accounts of tensions within the Lutheran church over slavery and public education, as well as stories about various well-known Wisconsin politicians and European heads of state. Raised on a farm in Albion, Dane Co., Anderson went on to start a program in Scandinavian languages at the Unversity of Wisconsin. Between 1885 and 1889, he served as the U.S. minister to Denmark.