Unnamed Finnish Immigrants

Display Name: 
Unnamed Finnish Immigrants
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Finnish Immigrants
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Cobbler and Tinsmith
Biography: 

These two Finns are among the more exotic inhabitants of Jefferson. They escaped "from Russia in 1917" and then "from Europe in 1919" - the 1917 Russian Revolution produced a lot of refugees, but there is no obvious reason why they had to "escape" from Europe when they did (236). "In the early twenties" they arrive in Jefferson, where one becomes a cobbler, taking over Nightingale's shop, and the other a tinsmith. The narrative refers to them as "communists" (236); because they see the Negroes in the South as the "proletariat" (237), the pair support Linda Kohl in her efforts to improve their social condition.

Ethnicity: 
Scandinavian
Individual or Group: 
Group
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