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Americans of Eastern European Heritage

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More than 20 million people in the United States today are of Eastern European ancestry. Some are the children or grandchildren of immigrants; others came to the country as immigrants themselves.

Inside this book you'll find a short history of the immigrant experience in American for people from Eastern European countries such as Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. And you'll have the chance to learn more about people of Eastern European ancestry who have found success...

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Overview

More than 20 million people in the United States today are of Eastern European ancestry. Some are the children or grandchildren of immigrants; others came to the country as immigrants themselves.

Inside this book you'll find a short history of the immigrant experience in American for people from Eastern European countries such as Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. And you'll have the chance to learn more about people of Eastern European ancestry who have found success in the United States. Chapter biographies of the following individuals help tell the story of today's Americans of Eastern European heritage:

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422208601
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Successful Americans Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Emigration from Eastern Europe 5

Chapter 2 Comics Creator Stan Lee 13

Chapter 3 U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright 18

Chapter 4 Lifestyle Entrepreneur Martha Stewart 24

Chapter 5 Film Director and Producer Steven Spielberg 30

Chapter 6 Actor and Comedian James Belushi 36

Chapter 7 Actress Mariska Hargitay 41

Chapter 8 Pro Football Player Joe Jurevicius 45

Cross-Currents 50

Notes 56

Glossary 58

Further Reading 59

Internet Resources 59

Other Successful Americans of Eastern European Heritage 60

Index 62

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