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schleswig-holstein: turmoil on the danish-german border For centuries, the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein (in Danish, Slesvig and Holsten) have been both a bridge and a borderland between Scandinavia and continental Europe. Located on the southern end of the Jutland peninsula, the region has been home to Danish, German, and Frisian peoples. By the early 19th century, nationalistic tensions in Schleswig-Holstein reflected power struggles between larger European nations. Events in this small corner of the world have re-shaped the boundaries between nations and inspired waves of both Danish- and German-speaking immigrants to the United States.

Article by Tova Brandt

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Battle of Isted In the era before photography, printed engravings brought military campaigns into the homes of thousands of citizens. The Battle of Isted in July 1850 was one of the major Danish victories in the First Schleswig War. “Battle of Isted� from J. F. C. Knudsen Danmarks Kamp for Slesvig i Aarene 1848, 49 og 50 (1852), used with permission from the Schleswig Collection of the Danish Central Library in Flensburg, Germany.

SPRING 2014 | america letter + annual report  

The America Letter is a benefit of membership to the Museum of Danish America, published three times annually. If you find yourself wanting...

SPRING 2014 | america letter + annual report  

The America Letter is a benefit of membership to the Museum of Danish America, published three times annually. If you find yourself wanting...

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