Their Fathers’ God


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by Ole Rølvaag

Their Fathers’ God, the final book in the trilogy, was written in 1931, and the emphasis is on intense and dramatic projections of the Minnesota and Dakota prairies and the whole westward movement in America.

Against a backdrop of hard times and mixed feelings brought on by the Populist and anti-monopolist movements occurring in America, Rølvaag’s characters must now deal with social and business schemers and ruthless competition in the midst of scarcity. The immediate issue facing the family now is typical of yet another struggle facing many families at that time as they tried to deal with the drought and the Great Depression — religious faith, skepticism about it, or a lack of it.