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ISBN:1592132510
Author: June Granatir Alexander
ISBN13: 978-1592132515
Title: Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era
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Language: English
Category: Americas
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr (June 1, 2004)
Pages: 278

Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era by June Granatir Alexander



In Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. Like the groups that preceded them, Slovak immigrants came to define being American as adhering to its political principles; they saw no contradiction between being patriotic Americans and maintaining pride in their ancestry. To counter the negative effects of the 1924 immigration law, Slovaks mobilized a variety of political and cultural activities to insure group survival and promote ethnic pride

Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism explores Slovaks in the United States over three decades in a way that makes connections to other groups and to a range of issues in immigration and ethnic history

In Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. Like the groups that preceded them, Slovak immigrants came to define being American as adhering to its political principles; they saw no contradiction between being patriotic Americans and maintaining pr In Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. To counter the negative effects of the 1924 immigration law, Slovaks mobilized a variety of political and cultural activities to insure group survival and promote ethnic pride. In numerous localities Slovak days brought first and second generation immigrants together to celebrate their dual identity.

In Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. Alexander's analysis and evidence is impressive. Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism explores Slovaks in the United States over three decades in a way that makes connections to other groups and to a range of issues in immigration and ethnic history. This book will speak to a wide readership, and it makes a good case that there need not be a fundamental contradiction between the 'ethnic impulse' and the Americanizing on.

The book is about how Slovak Americans defined themselves during the period between the two world wars. The author describes Slovak American identity during this time as dual or blended patriotism that included ethnic pride in being Slovak and loyalty to America and American ideals.

Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism : Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era. by June Granatir Alexander. In Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities.

In "Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism", June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. June Granatir Alexander's study adds complexity and nuance to entrenched notions of conflicts between tradition-bound immigrants and their American-born children.

InEthnic Pride, American Patriotism, June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. By focusing on Slovaks, this book attempts to view the era from the standpoint of the new immigrants and give them a chance to tell the story from their perspective. 7 Beyond the Generations: Ethnic Activism and Class Interest in the 1930s.

Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks And Other New Imiigrants. Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism - June Alexander.

In "Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism," June Alexander presents a history of inter-war America from the perspective of new Slovak and Eastern European immigrant communities. Like the groups that preceded them, Slovak immigrants came to define being American as adhering to its political principles; they saw no contradiction between being patriotic Americans and maintaining pride in their ancestry. To counter the negative effects of the 1924 immigration law, Slovaks mobilized a variety of political and cultural activities to insure group survival and promote ethnic pride. In numerous localities Slovak days brought first and second generation immigrants together to celebrate their dual identity. June Granatir Alexander's study adds complexity and nuance to entrenched notions of conflicts between tradition-bound immigrants and their American-born children. Showing that ethnicity mattered to both generations, Alexander challenges generalizations derived from whiteness studies.
Reviews: 4
Iriar
Well packaged and protected.
Framokay
magnificent book about a magnificent people. Thanks June Granatir. Peter
Dagdardana
Really well written, enjoyed reading this. There is an ease and flow to the writing. Inventive use of language without any pretentiousness. Not dense or turgid.
Gandree
A woefully neglected group, Slovak-Americans finally have something of a history of their experience in America from the time of the Great Immigration (1880-1920) through World War II. Interesting perspectives--including the Slovak fraternal efforts' contribution to founding Social Security--too bad it ends with World War II. But a good book that gives plenty of information about a neglected topic.