Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era

Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era

by June Granatir Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9781592132522
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 07/09/2004
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Getting a Perspective on "New Immigrant" America1
I.The Transatlantic Years: World War I to 1924
1Hyphenates and Patriots: An Ethnic Perspective on the Great War15
2Unfinished Business: The Homeland, National Identity, and Americanization44
3Memories, Principles, and Reality: The Postwar Era to 192470
II.Turning Inward: 1924 through World War II
4Manifesting Pride, Power, and Patriotism: Nationality Days in Local Communities93
5Maintaining an Ethnic Image: Fashioning Nationality Days for Local Youths114
6Language and Leisure: Getting the Younger Generation's Perspective132
7Beyond the Generations: Ethnic Activism and Class Interest in the 1930s160
8The Triumph of Principles: National Unity and Ethnic Activism in World War II192
Conclusion: Persistent Issues and New Perspectives220
Abbreviations227
Bibliographical Note229
Notes233
Index273

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