Paper Title

The Copper Country Strike of 1913-1914 in Finnish Newspapers

Location

Fisher 126

Event Website

http://www.finnforumx.com/

Start Date

12-4-2014 11:40 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 12:00 AM

Description

The purpose of this study is to take a closer look at media response in Finland concerning the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and depict how the strike was presented in the Old Country and its main newspapers. I shall take a closer look at the 1913-14 issues of Työmies (social democrat), Helsingin Sanomat (liberal), and Uusi Suometar (conservative) for ideological views of the strike. Furthermore, and in terms of close reading and cross-referencing, how did these newspapers in Finland see the strike and the strike’s outcome? Editorial notes and letters from the public shall both be included. Special attention will be given to the notions of transnational solidarity between Finnish-American and Finnish labor activists.

Presenter Bio

Nikkola specializes in issues of Finnish-American ethnic, political, and cultural history. Working in close co-operation with the Institute of Migration in Turku, Nikkola is currently working on his forthcoming M.A. thesis on “The Yooper Eccentric Extraordinaire: Jingo Viitala Vachon of Toivola, Michigan, 1918-2009.”

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Apr 12th, 11:40 AM Apr 12th, 12:00 AM

The Copper Country Strike of 1913-1914 in Finnish Newspapers

Fisher 126

The purpose of this study is to take a closer look at media response in Finland concerning the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and depict how the strike was presented in the Old Country and its main newspapers. I shall take a closer look at the 1913-14 issues of Työmies (social democrat), Helsingin Sanomat (liberal), and Uusi Suometar (conservative) for ideological views of the strike. Furthermore, and in terms of close reading and cross-referencing, how did these newspapers in Finland see the strike and the strike’s outcome? Editorial notes and letters from the public shall both be included. Special attention will be given to the notions of transnational solidarity between Finnish-American and Finnish labor activists.

http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/copperstrikesymposium/Schedule/Saturday/48