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Belgians in Michigan
by Bernard A. Cook
Michigan State University Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-87013-812-6 | eISBN: 978-1-60917-022-6
Library of Congress Classification F575.B2C66 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.40043932

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Michigan was home to the second-largest Belgian population in the United States, and Detroit had one of the largest Belgian populations in the nation. Although immigration declined after World War I, the Belgian- American community is still prominent in the state. Political, religious, and economic conditions, including a nineteenth- century economic depression, helped motivate the move to America. Belgians brought with them the ability and willingness to innovate, as well as a tradition of hard work and devotion. The Gazette van Detroit, a Flemish-language newspaper first printed in Detroit in 1914, continues to be produced and distributed to subscribers throughout the United States and overseas. Belgian-Americans continue to incorporate traditional values with newfound American values, enabling them to forever preserve their heritage.



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