Strangers and Sojourners: A History of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

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Wayne State University Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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Arthur Thurner tells of the enormous struggle of the diverse immigrants who built and sustained energetic towns and communities, creating a lively civilization in what was essentially a forest wilderness. Their story is one of incredible economic success and grim tragedy in which mine workers daily risked their lives. By highlighting the roles women, African Americans, and Native Americans played in the growth of the Keweenaw community, Thurner details a neglected and ignored past.

The history of Keweenaw Peninsula for the past one hundred and fifty years reflects contemporary American culture—a multicultural, pluralistic, democratic welfare state still undergoing evolution.

Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

  

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One of my favorite books on Western UP history. Very well written.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
Great Expectations 18401860
35
Mines and Towns 18501870
63
Community Builders 18701890
88
Ethnicity and Singularity
123
The Golden Age of Copper 18901920
158
The Truly Great Depression 19201940
226
A New Breed 19401960
258
Omega and Alpha 19601980
284
Strangers and Sojourners
305
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About the author (1994)

Arthur W. Turner is Professor Emeritus at DePaul University, Chicago. He is the author of Calumet Copper and People and Rebels on the Range: The Michigan Copper Miner's Strike of 1913-1914. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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