History of the Finns in Michigan

Wayne State University Press, 2001 - 512 páginas

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.

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.


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Foreword by A William Hoglund
The Origin of the Finns
The Rise and Decline of the Labor Movement
The Knights and Ladies of Kaleva
The Cooperative Movement
Cultural and Educational Achievements
The Swedish Finns in Michigan
Finland and the Finns of Michigan
From What Parishes Did They Come? 441 18
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Armas K. E. Holmio (1897-1977), a Finnish immigrant, was pastor of the Lutheran Church of American and a professor of history at Suomi College and Theological Seminary.

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