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Maltese in Michigan [electronic resource] / Joseph M. Lubig.

Author/Creator:
Lubig, Joseph M.
Publication:
East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (99 p.)
Series:
Discovering the peoples of Michigan.
Discovering the peoples of Michigan
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Subjects:
Maltese Americans -- Michigan -- History.
Maltese Americans -- Michigan -- Social life and customs.
Maltese Americans -- Michigan -- Ethnic identity.
Immigrants -- Michigan -- History.
Michigan -- Ethnic relations.
Michigan -- Social life and customs.
Michigan -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Malta -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Maltese in Michigan is an enlivening volume depicting the struggles and accomplishments of a singular culture, an immigrant narrative at once recognizable and enigmatic. Without realizing it, most Americans are probably familiar with the Maltese people through the cross displayed by firefighters, which bears a strong similarity in design and meaning to the one used by the Knights of Malta. The noble qualities embodied by the Maltese Cross are reflected in the pride and accomplishments of Maltese immigrants in Michigan, a small but vibrant ethnic group. Rooted in the post-World War II experien
Contents:
A short history of Malta
The Maltese as early patriots in America
Coming to America prior to World War II
World War II and immigration
One family's journey
Connections to the Church
The struggle to become "American"
Keeping the Maltese identity
The measure of success
Appendix 1: Maltese food
Appendix 2: A eulogy for Mary Stella and Michael L. Zampa, delivered by Victor M. Zampa
Appendix 3: Maltese surnames
Appendix 4: Language
Appendix 5: 2000 census of Maltese in Michigan
Appendix 6: Reflections on World War II
Appendix 7: Maltese ethnic and social organizations.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-62895-094-3
1-60917-223-X
OCLC:
778436393