Published Feb. 3, 2016 11:42 AM

Since 2011, Steinar Sæther, University of Oslo, and several colleagues have studied the stories of Norwegians who chose to migrate to Latin America at a time when hundreds of thousands traveled to North America. Many of the stories they found, and as told in the book "Expectations Unfulfilled: Norwegian Migrants in Latin America, 1820-1940", are about disappointed emigrants. Read the article on the research project (from ILOS, University of Oslo).