The 'Cechs (Bohemians) in America: A Study of Their National, Cultural, Political, Social, Economic and Religious Life

The 'Cechs (Bohemians) in America: A Study of Their National, Cultural, Political, Social, Economic and Religious Life

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The 'Cechs (Bohemians) in America: A Study of Their National, Cultural, Political, Social, Economic and Religious Life

The 'Cechs (Bohemians) in America: A Study of Their National, Cultural, Political, Social, Economic and Religious Life

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The subject of Germanic immigration has been treated in all its aspects, in German and in English alike. Literature relating to the settling of the Scandinavians, notably Swedes, is considerable. The achievements of the Irish, the English, and the Dutch have been recorded in detail by numerous writers. That the story of Spanish colonization is adequately described goes without saying, for the Spaniards, like the Dutch, the English, and in a lesser degree the French, were history-makers on a large scale. The large influx of Jews to the United States within the last three decades has stimulated scholars of the Hebrew race to study more intensively than ever before their past here.

What has been written on the theme of Čech immigration? In English very little. Emily Greene Balch's volume, Our Slavic Fellow Citizens, discusses not Čechs alone, but all the Slavs; besides, Miss Balch devotes the greater portion of her book to the consideration of her favorite subject, economy. My volume aims to throw light, not only on the economic condition of the Čech immigrant, but on his national, historic, religious, cultural, and social state as well.

Considerable has, of course, been written, here and abroad, on the various phases of what the . . .

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