By Rebecca J. Mead
In the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, huge numbers of Swedish immigrants got here to Michigan looking new possibilities within the usa and aid from monetary, non secular, or political difficulties at domestic. as well as developing early farming groups, Swedish immigrants labored on railroad building, mining, fishing, logging, and concrete production. accordingly, Swedish americans made major contributions to the industrial and cultural panorama of Michigan, a historical past this booklet explores in enticing and illustrative intensity. Swedes in Michigan lines the evolution of hard-working those that valued schooling and assimilated actively whereas at the same time preserving their cultural ties and associations. relocating from prior to provide, the ebook examines neighborhood styles, kin connections, social businesses, alternate courses, ethnic celebrations, and company and technical achievements that experience helped Swedes in Michigan retain a feeling in their historical past whilst they've got tailored to American life.