Romanies of Michigan


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This one-of-a-kind book is a collection of stories from Romany people in Michigan and surrounding areas.  The author relates the oral histories of Romanies in the United States. Originally Romanies came from India and hundreds of years ago traveled to Europe, Latin America, the United States, and, eventually, Michigan. Their stories provide a voice different from the stereotypical, bigoted newspaper articles from Michigan newspapers in the late nineteenth century through today that reflect law enforcement agencies’ prejudices or “racial profiling.” Romanies in Michigan introduce their diverse, rich, resilient history in Michigan that is based on oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, legal documents, and other research. The book explores traditional modes of travel; Romanies’ identity, history, perspective, and challenges with non-Romanies; their feelings as a minority group; and their self-efficacy, respect, and pride in their culture, language, and work.  Signed by the Author.