New Book Edited by History Faculty and Alumni

The Department of History is pleased to announce the release of Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, a new collection edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle.

Published by UBC Press, insightful essays in Hard Work Conquers All explore the nuanced cultural identities of Finnish Canadians, their continued ties to Finland, intergenerational cultural transfer, and the community’s connections with socialism and labour movements.

It is a fresh interpretation of the successive waves of Finnish immigration and their influence on Canadian politics and society. Contributors include four alumni and two recent Lakehead University Chairs in Finnish Studies.

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