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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, large numbers of Swedish immigrants came to Michigan seeking new opportunities in the United States and relief from economic, religious, or political problems at home. In addition to establishing early farming communities, Swedish immigrants worked on railroad construction, mining, fishing, logging, and urban manufacturing. As a result, Swedish Americans made significant contributions to the economic and cultural landscape of Michigan, a history this book explores in engaging and illustrative depth. Swedes in Michigan traces the evolution of hard-working people who valued education and assimilated actively while simultaneously maintaining their cultural ties and institutions. Moving from past to present, the book examines community patterns, family connections, social organizations, exchange programs, ethnic celebrations, and business and technical achievements that have helped Swedes in Michigan maintain a sense of their heritage even as they have adapted to American life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 8-29
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  1. Early Migration and Settlement in Lower Michigan
  2. pp. 30-41
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  1. Swedes in the Upper Peninsula
  2. pp. 42-71
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  1. Urban Swedes and Modern Times
  2. pp. 72-102
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  1. Appendix 1. The Significance of Ethnic Swedish Food
  2. pp. 103-108
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  1. Appendix 2. The St. Lucia Day Tradition
  2. pp. 109-114
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  1. Appendix 3. Swedish Ethnic Associations
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. For Further Reference
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 131-138
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 139-139
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609173234
Related ISBN
9781611860412
MARC Record
OCLC
794620738
Pages
100
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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