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Jun 25, 2014 6:30 PM

THE CASE OF CZECHS: Emigration in New York 1874-1966

THE CASE OF CZECHS: Emigration in New York 1874-1966 and the iconic New Yorské listy, the longest-lived Czech newspaper in New York.

A talk by David Chroust
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University,
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

“The zenith for America's Czech community-over half a million migrants and their children-was a century ago. The living city neighborhoods and country enclaves are long gone. What remains are buildings and a continent of texts.  Common genres were newspapers, anniversary pamphlets and advertisements. Migration scholars have already learned much about the Europeans who came and remade America a century ago. How much can they really learn from the small Czech migration in the past? How much of Czech America can become part of a new past and new national self-understandings in the Czech Republic? 


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Jun 25, 2014 6:30 PM


Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences NY

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