Cover

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Title Page, Series Information, Copyright, Acknowledgements

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-2

The Finland-Swedes are pre-Viking descendants who settled on the Åland Islands and the coastal margins of today’s Southern and Western Finland. They lived in Finland prior to the 1200s and were part of the Kingdom of Sweden until 1809. For the many thousands of Finland-Swede emigrant...

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Immigration to the United States

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pp. 3-14

Similar to other ethnic groups who found North America to their liking, several waves of emigration affected Finland. The first major wave occurred between 1864 and 1913. The first Finnish emigrants to head to North...

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Finland-Swedes in Michigan

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pp. 15-46

Some of the first people from Finland recorded in Michigan include Fredrick Randall and Fredrika Bremer. Randall was a forty-eight-year-old sailor who was enumerated in the 1850 U.S. Census in Huron County on the shores...

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Finland-Swedish Organizations

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pp. 47-70

Along with other ethnic groups that immigrated to America looking for a new life in the “Promised Land,” where opportunities for economic success were plentiful, many Finland-Swedes were often at a loss when their plans...

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Conclusions

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pp. 71-72

Finland-Swedes are a small ethnolinguistic minority that deserves our attention. In Michigan many Swedish-speaking immigrants from Finland established their homes close to other Finnish immigrants, but some differences in distribution in the state exist...

Appendices

Finland-Swedish Recipes

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pp. 73-82

Famous Michigan Finland-Swedes

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pp. 83-86

Notes

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pp. 87-96

For Further Reference

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pp. 97-100

Index

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pp. 101-105

Back Cover

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