The Finns in America
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Published by Lerner Publications Co. in Minneapolis .
Written in English


  • Finnish Americans -- History.,
  • Finnish Americans.

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A survey of Finnish immigration to America including their reasons for leaving their homeland, adjustment problems here, and their contributions to almost every aspect of American life.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementEloise Engle.
SeriesThe In America series
LC ClassificationsE184.F5 P32 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4561659M
ISBN 100822502291, 0822510278
LC Control Number77073740

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