Ukrainians of Greater Philadelphia

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Ukrainians, originally known as Ruthenians, began arriving in the Philadelphia area at the end of the 1800s. Like all immigrants, they were not spared considerable hardships in their pursuit of the American dream. Finding stable employment was an ongoing endeavor. After work they gathered around their churches, indisputably the centerpiece of their immigrant communities. Here they procured much-needed support from their fellow countrymen. Theirs was a common purpose: to preserve in this new world their cherished customs and traditions. Thus their societies abounded with schools, choirs, bands, dance groups, reading rooms, and church and fraternal organizations. With time, more Ukrainians appeared, with the largest group arriving after World War II to escape the horrors of war-torn Europe and start anew. Ukrainians of Greater Philadelphia documents how each new generation of immigrants added to the kaleidoscope that became the Ukrainian community in and around the City of Brotherly Love.
ISBN: 9780738550404
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Alexander Lushnycky, Ph.D., well-known educator and researcher, is acknowledged for his resourcefulness in locating archival materials. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he was raised in the United States. His publications, some bilingual, include Ukrainians in Pennsylvania and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Schools of Ukrainian Studies and Tenth Anniversary of Ukrainian Heritage School. He currently serves as regional director (Philadelphia) for the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Diaspora in the United States and executive vice president of the Ukrainian Education Council.
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