Ukrainians of Western Pennsylvania

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Originally known as Ruthenians, Ukrainians began to immigrate to western Pennsylvania in the late 1800s. Attracted by the region's growing importance as an industrial center, they settled in cities and towns close to their work. Like other immigrants, they faced many economic and social hardships, but they were proud to call themselves Americans as they firmly preserved and celebrated their ethnic heritage. Their dispersion among the hills and valleys of western Pennsylvania prevented the development of a highly centralized community, but it also preserved many of the unique aspects of a diverse people. Ukrainians of Western Pennsylvania chronicles where these hardworking people settled, the ways they organized community and personal life, the venues through which they presented their heritage, their contributions to the general community, and how their community has grown with the times.
ISBN: 9780738564951
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 230
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stephen P. Haluszczak is well known for his work in the Ukrainian community of western Pennsylvania, including at the Ukrainian Selfreliance of Western Pennsylvania Federal Credit Union, the Ukrainian Cultural and Humanitarian Institute, his church, and other community organizations. Born in Carnegie, both his paternal and maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ukrainian lands before World War I.
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