Hard work conquers all : building the Finnish community in Canada (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Hard work conquers all : building the Finnish community in Canada

Hard work conquers all : building the Finnish community in Canada

Author: Ronald N Harpelle; David K Ratz; Michel S Beaulieu
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Above the entrance to the Finnish Labour Temple in Thunder Bay is the motto labor omnia vincit - "hard work conquers all"--Reflecting the dedication of the Finnish community in Canada. Hard Work Conquers All examines Finnish community building in Canada during the twentieth century. Waves of immigrants imbued the relationship between people, homeland, and host country with the politics, ideologies, and cultural  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Hard work conquers all.
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Hard work conquers all.
Vancouver, British Columbia : UBC Press, 2017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald N Harpelle; David K Ratz; Michel S Beaulieu
ISBN: 9780774834681 0774834684 9780774834698 0774834692
OCLC Number: 985071417
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Finnish contribution to early Canadian socialist organizations / Michel S. Beaulieu --
Matti Kurikka and the utopian socialist settlement of Sointula, British Columbia --
Finnish Canadian soldiers in the First World War / David K. Ratz --
Wrestling, immigration, and working-class culture : the Finns of the Thunder Bay District before 1939 / C. Nathan Hatton --
"I won't be a slave!" : Finnish domestics in Canada, 1911-30 / Varpu Lindström --
"Dear Jussi-setä" : generation, language, and community in the youth page of Vapaus, 1945-60 / Tanya Tuohimaa --
Terveisiä : a century of Finnish immigrant letters from Canada / Samira Saramo --
Cookbooks for upstairs : ethnicity, class, and gender in perspective / Hanna Snellman --
From bush to Bay Street : the Finnish community of Thunder Bay as memories, narratives, and experiences / Antti Häkkinen.
Responsibility: edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle.


Revealing the continued imprint of the Finnish community on Canadian society, Hard Work Conquers All explores the politics, ideologies, and cultural expressions of successive waves of Finnish  Read more...


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This clever selection of diverse and intriguing aspects of the Finnish-Canadian culture and experience adds a valuable, specifically Finnish chapter to the larger history of immigration to Canada. -- Read more...

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