Mika Roinila's Finland-Swedes in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of PDF

By Mika Roinila

Who are the Finland-Swedes? outlined as electorate of Finland with a Swedish mom tongue, many be aware of those humans as “Swede- Finns” or just “Swedes.” This publication, the 1st ever to target this ethnolinguistic minority dwelling in Michigan, examines the origins of the Finland-Swedes and lines their immigration styles, starting with the coming of enormous quantities within the usa within the 1860s. A transforming into inhabitants till the Twenties, while immigration regulations have been installed position, the Finland-Swedes introduced with them exact monetary, social, cultural, non secular, and political associations, explored right here in groundbreaking aspect. Drawing on archival, church, and congregational files, interviews, and correspondence, this booklet paints a brilliant portrait of Finland-Swedish lifestyles in pictures and textual content, and in addition contains targeted maps that convey the stream of this team over the years. the newest name within the gaining knowledge of the Peoples of Michigan sequence even incorporates a sampling of conventional Finland-Swedish recipes.

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