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Swedes in Michigan [electronic resource] / Rebecca J. Mead.

Author/Creator:
Mead, Rebecca J.
Publication:
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (124 p.)
Series:
Discovering the peoples of Michigan.
Discovering the peoples of Michigan
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Subjects:
Swedes -- Michigan -- History.
Swedish Americans -- Michigan -- History.
Immigrants -- Michigan -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
Contents:
Early migration and settlement in lower Michigan
Swedes in the Upper Peninsula
Urban Swedes and modern times.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-62895-118-4
1-60917-323-6
OCLC:
794620738