History of the Finns in Michigan

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Dezember 2003



Michigan's Upper Peninsula was a major destination for Finns during the peak years of migration in the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. Several Upper Peninsula communities had large Finnish populations and Finnish churches, lodges, cooperative stores, and temperance societies. Ishpeming and Hancock, especially, were important nationally as Finnish cultural centers, with Finnish newspapers, publishing houses, and fraternal and insurance societies, as well as Suomi College and the seminary and administrative offices of the Suomi Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.Originally published in Finnish in 1967 by Armas K. E. Holmio, History of the Finns in Michigan, translated into English by Ellen M. Ryynanen, brings the story of the contribution of Finnish immigrants into the mainstream of Michigan history. Holmio combines firsthand experience and personal contact with the first generation of Finnish immigrants with research in Finnish-language sources to create an important and compelling story of an immigrant group and its role in the development of Michigan.History of the Finns in Michigan is a fascinating story for historians interested in Finnish history, Michigan history, immigration studies, and nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Great Lakes history.


Foreword by A. William Hoglund 1. The Origin of the Einns; 2. Early Enigration from Finland; 3. More Recent Emigration from Finland; 4. The First Finn in Michigan; 5. The Copper Country; 6. Gogebic County; 7. Marquette, Dickinson, and Iron Counties; 8. The Eastern Counties of the Upper Peninsula; 9. Lower Michigan; 10. Churches; 11. The Rise and Decline of the Temperance Movement; 12. The Rise and Decline of the Labor Movement; 13. The Knights and Ladies of Kaleva; 14. The Cooperative Movement; 15. Cultural and Educational Achievements; 16. The Swedish Finns in Michigan; 17. Finland and the Finns of Michigan; 18. From What Parishes Did They Come?


Armas K. E. Holmio (1897-1977), a Finnish immigrant, was pastor of the Lutheran Church of America and a professor of history at Suomi College and Theological Seminary.
EAN: 9780814329740
ISBN: 0814329748
Untertitel: 423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Wayne State University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 536 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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