Academic journal article Serbian Studies

Krinka Vidakovic Petrov. Srbi U Americi I Njihova Periodika

Academic journal article Serbian Studies

Krinka Vidakovic Petrov. Srbi U Americi I Njihova Periodika

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Krinka Vidakovic Petrov. Srbi u Americi i njihova periodika. Belgrade: Institut za knjizevnost i umetnost, 2007, 454 pages.

Krinka Vidakovic Petrov's Srbi u Americi i njihova periodika, (Serbs in America and their Periodicals) was published recently in Belgrade. The book is a part of her extensive study of Serbs in America, which will, when completed, offer an all-encompassing survey of the contribution of Serbian immigrants to American history. This book is written in a professorial yet easily understood style and, as such, it will serve not only historians but also other readers interested in the subject.

Vidakovic Petrov begins by writing about the first Serbian periodical in America, Sloboda, initially published in 1893 in San Francisco, and about other newspapers and periodicals. The first Serbs immigrated to America at the beginning of the 18th century, but little is known about that period. The life of the first better known Serbian immigrant, Dorde Sagic, known also as George Fisher, was full of adventures, various positions, and successes in American public life. The first Serbian association was formed in 1880. In the course of the following two hundred years many newspapers and periodicals appeared. The best newspaper, the bilingual American Srbobran, began publication and still continues as the best newspaper outside of Serbia. …

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