South Slavs in Michigan

By: Daniel Cetinich.

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The South Slavs of Michigan--Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Macedonians, and Bosnian Muslims--are a microcosm of the immigration waves of southern and eastern Europeans who came to the United States between 1880 and 1924. History has almost forgotten these immigrants, who were instrumental in developing the large urban centers of Michigan and the United States, and who specifically contributed to development of the auto industry and struck in 1913-1914 for better working conditions in the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula. While labor problems were the primary obstacles confronting Michigan's South Slavs, the painful process of acculturation has since dimmed their very real accomplishments. As Daniel Cetinich shows, South Slavs helped shape both a regional and national civilization in North America with their hands, backs, feet, and the labor organizations they helped create.

Title: South Slavs in Michigan

Author: Daniel Cetinich.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $11.95

Categories: Michigan,

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2003

ISBN Number: 0870136437

ISBN Number 13: 9780870136436

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 80 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, photos, bibliography, index, paperback, Michigan State University Press

Seller ID: 136437

Description: The South Slavs of Michigan-Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Macedonians, and Bosnian Muslims-are a microcosm of the immigration waves of southern and eastern Europeans who came to the United States between 1880 and 1924. History has almost forgotten these immigrants, who were instrumental in developing the large urban centers of Michigan and the United States, and who specifically contributed to development of the auto industry and struck in 1913-1914 for better working conditions in the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula. While labor problems were the primary obstacles confronting Michigan's South Slavs, the painful process of acculturation has since dimmed their very real accomplishments. As Daniel Cetinich shows, South Slavs helped shape both a regional and national civilization in North America with their hands, backs, feet, and the labor organizations they helped create.

About Author
Daniel Cetinich is at City College of San Francisco. He has written and published extensively on South Slavs in both national and regional media.