The Slovaks of Hungary: Slavs and Panslavism

The Slovaks of Hungary: Slavs and Panslavism

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The Slovaks of Hungary: Slavs and Panslavism

The Slovaks of Hungary: Slavs and Panslavism

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In the steel mills along the Monongahela River, in the Connellsville coke region, in the anthracite coal mines throughout Pennsylvania, and for that matter in every factory, mill, and industrial concern north of the Mason and Dixon line, you will find, doing generally the hardest and meanest labor, but doing it faithfully and cheerfully, able-bodied "foreigners" whom their employers call indifferently "Huns," "Hungarians," or "Slavs." Of these work- men, skilled and unskilled, the Slovaks from Hungary form a considerable percentage. Pennsylvania has the largest Slovak population, and the name of Penn's Commonwealth is by all odds the most familiar English term in all Upper Hungary. How many of these people, who come to our shores in ever increasing numbers, are now in the United States can only be guessed. If we use for a basis of computation the enrolled members of benevolent and other organizations, of which Slovaks have a good many in our country, the . . .

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