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        Red Metal: Immigration and Labor

        In this clip from Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, learn about immigration to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, whose population grew beginning with the copper rush in the mid-19th century and as demand for copper increased. Initially, the mines attracted Northern European immigrants, who were generally familiar with the dangerous conditions of mining. Later, the copper mines attracted Eastern and Southern Europeans, reflecting national trends in European immigration, as well as people from Finland. 

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