GEORGE R. NIELSEN taught from 1959 to 1997 at Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois. His research and publications have concentrated on ethnic and frontier history.
"One of the many contributions that Nielsen makes in the book is to demonstrate the complexity of the motives impelling a group of people to immigrate to another land.... Nielsen has carefully researched a complex topic, and his book will aid in filling in the mosaic of American and Australian immigration." - Southwestern Historical Quarterly "... perhaps the best [book] that has been published on this tiny, little-known group." - Western Historical Quarterly"