Hemlandet was a Swedish-American newspaper, begun in 1855 in Galesburg, Illinois.[1] It was the first Swedish-language newspaper in America.[2]

Founded by 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. When Sundelius left for another newspaper, Svenska-Amerikanaren, in 1869, Johan Enander became editor.[3]


  1. ^ "About Hemlandet det gamla och det nya. (Galesburg, Ill.) 1855-1870". Chronicling America - Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Terry (2007-10-04). "Backtracking, The Galesburg Land Company". The Zephyr.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^ Backlund, Jonas Oscar (1952) A Century of the Swedish American Press. Chicago, IL : Swedish American Newspaper Co.

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