At the dawn of the 20th century, the industrializing world provided Ukrainians an opportunity to immigrate to America to lead free and honorable lives. Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley illustrates the Ukrainians’ ongoing saga, commencing with the late 19th century when they disembarked in the Delaware Valley and continuing to the present, as they gradually integrated into their American communities. The Ukrainians’ common purpose was to preserve their unique eastern culture, cherished daily customs, and elaborate traditions embalmed in the mysteries of their eastern religion in new surroundings. Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley documents how each new generation of immigrants added to the kaleidoscope of Ukrainian communities in 17 of the boroughs of the Delaware Valley.
About the Author
Alexander Lushnycky, Ph.D., well-known educator and researcher, is one of the leading authorities on the history of Ukrainian immigration in the United States. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he was raised in the United States. His numerous bilingual publications include Ukrainians of Pennsylvania and Ukrainians of Greater Philadelphia. He currently serves as the regional director for the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Diaspora in the United States and is executive vice president of the Ukrainian Educational Council in the United States.
Table of Contents
1 Trailblazers 9
2 Searching for Opportunities 17
3 In Pursuit of Happiness 47
4 Intertwining Cultures 93
5 Enjoying America and a Free Ukraine 113