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Finnish Beginnings: A Memoir By Rauni Ollikainen
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Finnish Beginnings is a memoir about the author’s childhood in Finland. But it is much more than that. It is about her working class family and how they coped through four wars. It is about... More > Finnish history and culture, told through the eyes of the author as a child, describing how the family was impacted by contemporary political and historical events. The father fought in three wars, and the author and her sister became part of one of the largest child evacuations in Europe. The last four chapters develop into an immigration story in which the family leaves Finland for Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1951, only to end up languishing in the dismal Immigration Building, described by Canadian author Pierre Berton as “the home of hope and heartbreak”. In the case of the author and her family, hope triumphs over heartbreak as they build a new life in Canada.< Less
Annika at Wilderness Hotel - The Finnish Spies By Elaine E. Deyo
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Annika is a Swedish girl who immigrated to America in the 1880's. She lives at Wilderness Hotel at the very edge of a huge lake on the Minnesota/Canadian border in a place called Settlement. Annika... More > is small built and dark skinned, not at all like her Swedish family or, in fact, anyone else who lives in Settlement. Annika is not concerned about this because she is loved by her Swedish Poppa and Momma, and by her many friends. And Annika has secrets. She has special powers, and tells no one about them. She foretells . . . that means she often knows something is going to happen in advance of it actually happening. And Annika sees the colors of people. This is what is known as seeing their auras. Annika enjoys her powers and uses them to her advantage. They become more potent as she trusts them. She uses her powers to guide her and to help her friends and family. Annika is a true girl hero.< Less
History of the Finnish Settlers of Carver, Massachusetts By Wilho E. Harju
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Lifetime Carver resident Wilho Harju lovingly recalls the Finnish immigrants who settled and lived in Carver, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas.
COMING TO AMERICA: a Finnish Family Story By Carolyn Caines
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The lives of Thomas and Reeta Juntunen are traced through historical records and family stories. They were immigrants from the village of Puolanka, Finland, in the early 1900's, passing through Ellis... More > Island, cross-country to Astoria, and then to Souhtwest Washington. In the hills above Longview and Kelso, they settled in a community of Finns, many of whom came from the same small village. This is the factual account of their lives which was also chronicled in the novel PASSAGE TO LOVE.< Less
PASSAGE TO LOVE: an Ellis Island Story By Carolyn Caines
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It is the year 1905 in the village of Puolanka, Finland. More and more young men and women are pulling up roots and following the lure of land and a new life in America. Here we meet headstrong... More > Reeta, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a landowning family. Her mother is upset with her because she shows no interest in the eligible young men of their social class. Thomas Juntunen has convinced Reeta’s two older brothers that they should go to America with him. Reeta’s parents, however, send Thomas away when he professes his love for her, because he is merely a tenant farmer. Reeta must choose whether to obey her parents or follow her heart. Could God change their minds? Is it really love she feels for Thomas? And is she brave enough to leave her parents and homeland? There would be no going back. Reeta’s PASSAGE TO LOVE is one of self-discovery and of faith that is tried every step of the way.< Less
Migration Letters, Volume 5, No.1, April 2008 By Migration Letters
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Migration Letters is a biannual international journal on migration issues with an interdisciplinary perspective. The breadth of topics ranges from internal migration to transnational mobility and... More > from voluntary to forced migration. Migration Letters disseminate valuable research among academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of migration. Co-editors: I. Sirkeci, J. Cohen, E. Heikkila - www.migrationletters.com THIS ISSUE PRESENTS: Migration to Germany - VERWIEBE * The emergence of the Turkish-origin German voter - ECCARIUS-KELLY * Yearly quotas and country-reserved shares in Italian immigration - CUTTITTA * Turkish immigrants’ experiences of self-employment in Finland - WAHLBECK * Cross-country employment propensity of Finnish migrants - SAARELA & FINNÄS * The Impact of a Migration Shock on Tenant Satisfaction - JAMES & ZAHIROVIC-HERBERT< Less
Migration Letters, Volume 5, No.1, April 2008 By Migration Letters
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Migration Letters is a biannual international journal on migration issues with an interdisciplinary perspective. The breadth of topics ranges from internal migration to transnational mobility and... More > from voluntary to forced migration. Migration Letters disseminate valuable research among academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of migration. Co-editors: I. Sirkeci, J. Cohen, E. Heikkila - www.migrationletters.com THIS ISSUE PRESENTS: Migration to Germany - VERWIEBE * The emergence of the Turkish-origin German voter - ECCARIUS-KELLY * Yearly quotas and country-reserved shares in Italian immigration - CUTTITTA * Turkish immigrants’ experiences of self-employment in Finland - WAHLBECK * Cross-country employment propensity of Finnish migrants - SAARELA & FINNÄS * The Impact of a Migration Shock on Tenant Satisfaction - JAMES & ZAHIROVIC-HERBERT< Less