det Ratta Hemlandet July - Dec. 1858 (Swedish)
det Ratta Hemlandet Juli - Dec. 1858.
Religious Swedish publication with monthly sections July to December 1858.
Hemlandet was a Swedish-American
newspaper begun in 1855 in Galesburg, Illinois. It was the first Swedish-language newspaper in America.
Founded by Lutheran Minister Tuve Hasselquist, the newspaper moved to Chicago in 1859 along with his Swedish Lutheran Publication Society. Its original content was primarily religious, but when P.A. Sundelius became its editor in the late 1860s, its coverage on general issues began to change from denominational to more political. In 1869, Sundelius left for another Swedish language newspaper.
Stiff tan paper boards with black spine & corner tip cloth. Soiled cover with surface creased center front, rubbed/frayed corner tips and some cover chipping at rear edge (tiny spot at front). Light to moderate scattered foxing with clear text & few dog-ears. About 8-3/4 x 5-1/4 with 208 pages. Text in Swedish. Scarce!