One Day for Democracy: Independence Day and the Americanization of Iron Range Immigrants

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Just before the turn of the twentieth century, immigrants from eastern and southern Europe who had settled in mining regions of Minnesota formed a subculture that combined elements of Old World traditions and American culture. Their unique pluralistic version of Americanism was expressed in Fourth of July celebrations rooted in European carnival traditions that included rough games, cross-dressing, and rowdiness.

One Day for Democracy: Independence Day and the Americanization of Iron Range Immigrants 2007, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821417300

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