Hvidt, Kristian 1929-

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Hvidt, Kristian 1929-


PERSONAL:

Born September 1, 1929, in Copenhagen, Denmark; son of Daniel (an artist) and Elisabeth (a pianist) Hvidt; married Marie Pedersen (an editor), February, 1954; children: Eva, Simon, Andreas, Adam. Education: University of Copenhagen, gold medal, 1954, M.A., 1957, D.Phil., 1971.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Bregnegårdsvej 4, 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

National Archives, Copenhagen, Denmark, archivist, 1957-64; University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Minneapolis, professor of Scandinavian history, 1967-68; Folketinget (Parliament), Copenhagen, head of library and information services, 1969-87, councilor to the president, 1987-99.

MEMBER:

Royal Society of History (Denmark; president, 1986-99).

WRITINGS:


Venstre og forsvarssagen, 1870-1901, Universitetsforlaget (Århus, Denmark), 1960.

Flugten til Amerika eller Drivkræfter masseudvandringen fra Danmark 1868-1914, Universitetsforlaget i Århus (Århus, Denmark), 1973, translation published as Flight to America: The Social Background of 300,000 Danish Emigrants, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1975.

Ti'eren gennem tiderne: danske pengesedler 1801-1876, Gad (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1976.

Danske veje vestpå: En bog om udvandringen til Amerika, Politiken (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1976, translation by Ole Duus published as Danes Go West: A Book about the Emigration to America, maps and diagrams by Thor Drejer and Arne Gaarn Bak, Rebild National Park Society (Scorping, Denmark), 1977.

(Editor, with assistance from others) Von Reck's Voyage: Drawings and Journal of Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck, Beehive Press (Savannah, GA), 1980.

The Westward Journey, Creative Education, Inc. (Mankato, MN), 1982.

Danmark under besettelsen, Munksgård (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1982.

Politiske portræt i Danmark: lighed og frihed i kunst og politik, Schultz (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1983.

Pynt på gesimsen, Gad (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1983.

Edvard Brandes: Portræt af en radikal blæksprutte, Gyldendal (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1987.

(Editor) Et venskab: en brevveksling mellem J.P. Jacobsen og Edvard Brandes, Gyldendal (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1988.

(Editor) Poul Hartling, Erik Eriksen: mennesket og politikeren; en biografi, Christian Ejlers (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1990.

(Editor) Niels Finn Christansen, Hartvig Frisch: mennesket og politikeren; en biografi, Christian Ejlers (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1993.

Christianborg bag kulisserne, Schultz (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1994.

Statsministre i Danmark fra 1913 til 1995, edited by Torben Blankholm, Nyt Nordisk Forlag A. Busck (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1995.

(Editor) Jacob Christensen, K.K. Steincke: mennesket og politikeren; en biografi, Christian Ejlers (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1998.

Folkestyret i Danmark i tiår og tegninger 1849-1999, Folketinget (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1999.

(Editor, with Steen A. Cold) Hans Jacob Debes, Fœringernes land; historien om den fœrøske nutids oprindelse, Multivers (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2001.

You on Us: 25 Foreign Views of Denmark from 845-2001, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2002.

Paris: Fra barrikade til boulevard, 1830-1870, Gyldendal (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2004.

Also editor of scholarly proceedings.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


American Historical Review, February, 1973, review of

Flugten til Amerika eller Drivkræfter masseudvandringen fra Danmark 1868-1914, p. 167; June, 1976, review of Flight to America: The Social Background of 300,000 Danish Emigrants, p. 670.