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Swedish Holsteins in America From 1644 to 1892
Swedish Holsteins in America from 1644 to 1892: Comprising Many Letters and Biographical Matter Relating to John Hughes, the "Stamp Officer," and Friend of Franklin; with Papers Not Before Published Relating to His Brother of Revolutionary Fame, Colonel Hugh Hughes of New York; The Families of DeHaven, Rittenhouse, Clay, Potts, Blackiston, ATlee, Coates, and Other Descendants of Matthias Holstein of Wicaco, Philadelphia, are Included. Holstein, Anna M.. Norristown, PA. (1892)

Holstein, A.M. (1892). Swedish Holsteins in America from 1644 to 1892: Comprising Many Letters and Biographical Matter Relating to John Hughes, the "Stamp Officer," and Friend of Franklin; with Papers Not Before Published Relating to His Brother of Revolutionary Fame, Colonel Hugh Hughes of New York; The Families of DeHaven, Rittenhouse, Clay, Potts, Blackiston, ATlee, Coates, and Other Descendants of Matthias Holstein of Wicaco, Philadelphia, are Included. Norristown, PA: Willis, M.R.. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
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The Johanson Family of Sweden and the Upper Midwest
The Johanson Family of Sweden and the Upper Midwest. Eck, Aimee Huston. Minneapolis, MN. (1951)

Eck, A.H. (1951). The Johanson Family of Sweden and the Upper Midwest. Minneapolis, MN: Unknown. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
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Background: A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

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Languages: Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Administrative divisions: 21 counties (lan, singular and plural); Blekinge, Dalarnas, Gavleborgs, Gotlands, Hallands, Jamtlands, Jonkopings, Kalmar, Kronobergs, Norrbottens, Orebro, Ostergotlands, Skane, Sodermanlands, Stockholms, Uppsala, Varmlands, Vasterbottens, Vasternorrlands, Vastmanlands, Vastra Gotalands

Religions: Lutheran 87%, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist

Ethnic groups: indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks

Economic overview: Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labor force. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Privately owned firms account for about 90% of industrial output, of which the engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. Agriculture accounts for only 1% of GDP and 2% of employment. The government's commitment to fiscal discipline resulted in a substantial budgetary surplus in 2001, which was cut by more than half in 2002, due to the global economic slowdown, declining revenue, and increased spending. The Swedish central bank (the Riksbank) focuses on price stability with its inflation target of 2%. Growth remained sluggish in 2003, but picked up during 2004-06. Presumably because of generous sick-leave benefits, Swedish workers report in sick more often than other Europeans. In September 2003, Swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system, concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty.

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