Finns in Minnesota

Title Finns in Minnesota
Names Alanen, Arnold R.
Book Number DBC24777
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation The first Finnish immigrants arrived in Red Wing in 1864, the vanguard of thousands who eventually and resolutely placed Minnesota second among the states in terms of Finnish population. Today we may recognize Minnesota's "Finnishness" in the popular sauna, in the characteristic tenacity known as sisu, or in place names and cultural markers that link to homeland. The newest contribution to the People of Minnesota series traces the Finns' migration to the state, particularly its northeastern region; their log construction techniques, and their ethnic organizations. The book concludes with a personal narrative of Fred Torma (1888 1979), a miner and carpenter from Nashwauk, who describes establishing a Socialist hall, involvement in the 1907 Mesabi strike, and founding a cooperative boardinghouse and store. Unrated.
Series People of Minnesota
Narrator Fowler, Kristine.
Local Subject Young Adult Book - YA
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Unrated.
Female narrator.
LC Subject Finland-Swedes - Minnesota - History
Finland-Swedes - Minnesota - Social conditions
Finnish Americans - Minnesota - History
Finnish Americans - Minnesota - Social conditions
Finns - Minnesota - History
Finns - Minnesota - Social conditions
Finland - Emigration and immigration - History
Minnesota - Emigration and immigration - History
Minnesota - Ethnic relations - History
Call Number 305.8945410776 ANF
Language English
Released 2012
Publication Info St. Paul : Minnesota State Services for the Blind, Communication Center, 2012
Original Publication Recorded from: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2012. 9780873518543.
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