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The early troublemakers in the US
04-16-2014, 01:53 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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I found this an interesting read and gave me a few chuckles. chuckle.gif

Finnish Americans

Like the Swedes and Norwegians, Finns in America were tolerated and accepted into the communities of "established" Americans during the first wave of mass immigration. Their early competitors for work in the mines were the Irish and the Cornish, two groups with whom they had ongoing strained relations.

Finnish Americans soon developed a reputation for clannishness and hard work. Work crews of strictly Finnish laborers were formed. As documented in Women Who Dared, Finnish domestics were always sought after because they worked so hard and excelled at cooking and homemaking. Reputations for good and hard work were tarnished, however, when the second wave of immigrants began to organize themselves and others to fight poor wages and working conditions. Finns became known as troublemakers for organizing strikes and leading protests. They were blacklisted and efforts were made to deport them. Racist slurs—epithets like "Finn-LAND-er" and "dumb Finn"—developed, and some Finns became victims of violent vigilantism. Specific efforts to single them out from other working-class immigrants as anti-American put them on the front pages of local, regional, and national newspapers.

Read more: http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Du-Ha/...icans.html


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04-16-2014, 02:01 AM #2
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
They formed unions, which became as American as apple pie and buying insurance from a private company or paying a tax.
04-16-2014, 02:13 AM #3
bohica Member
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All these years I've been saying those Finns were troublemakers, this thread looks like a confession.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
04-16-2014, 02:21 AM #4
bohica Member
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All these years I've been saying those Finns were trouble, this thread looks like a confession.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
04-16-2014, 02:42 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Alright, I humbly confess to excel at cooking and homemaking

04-16-2014, 03:24 AM #6
bohica Member
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You keep being a good girl and JR might buy you some shoes and take you outside.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
04-16-2014, 04:11 AM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Unions created the middle class. Without that you have 1% rich and 99% serf. Not a brilliant sustainable economic policy coffeetime.gif
04-17-2014, 03:14 AM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,599 Threads:80 Joined:Feb 2011
Interesting read, indeed.

Never heard of the Knights of Kaleva before 13.gif


"Troublemakers" chuckle.gif
Sure, some were commies, no doubt, but one seriously gets the feeling that
all most of them wanted was to be treated humanely...strong culture of human
decency and reilu peli, fair play, since for fekkin' ever.

Part of the same folk soul that sometimes make me sigh about us being the
most gullible, well-meaning people on Earth. Earnest, naîve solidarity among
commoners turned into NWO politricks.

Gotta love this bloody weird, singular, hi-tech tribal country. cheers.gif
Traveling nice, but no place like home.




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