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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2010 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book is a Festschrift to Maurits Nyström with nine texts chosen from his extensive publications. The selection reflects his broad and deep knowledge of the history of Norrbotten, as well as his ability to popularize research results. The articles deal with the region’s development from a rural farming society to a modern industrial society. The texts describe the distinctive character of Norrbotten, with its many small freeholders, few and small cities with small-scale capitalist enterprises and an industrialization based mainly on the exploitation of raw materials. In some of the articles, the author deals with these features in a broad sense and in others in more detail, with examples from individual trading houses, coaching inns and small farms. Norrbotten has experienced a wave of out-migration during the past decades, and in a couple of articles Nyström studies how the local population has dealt with preserving the memories of a bygone era. What has been preserved, by whom and why? Fighting Against Forgetfulness draws attention to events, processes and contexts that are unknown to many people in our own time and that have been forgotten, neglected or dealt with sparingly by professional historians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2010. , 175 p.
Uppsala Studies in Economic History, ISSN 0346-6493 ; 90
Keyword [en]
Economic history, Norrbotten, structural transformation, cultural heritage, regional development policy, trade, Gammelstads kyrkstad, Carl von Linné, coaching inns
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-156754ISBN: 978-91-554-7778-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-156754DiVA: diva2:433195
Available from: 2011-08-09 Created: 2011-08-09 Last updated: 2011-09-08Bibliographically approved

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