Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jo Ann Carrigan
Dr. Harl Dalstrom
Dr. William Pratt
Oscar Handlin wrote, "Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history." Yet, how strange that so many people are reluctant to be referred to as Irish, Polish, German, or Swedish. Their wish is to be called an American. The heritage their parents or grandparents left behind has often been ignored. I did not fully understand the traditions of my Czechoslovak heritage even though I grew up with a foreign language and hints of a different culture. In a time of resurgent interest in the ethnic dimensions of American history, I became interesed in my roots and in the Czech background of my own community.
Varejcka, Janet, "The Czech immigrant - a process of acculturation: Schuyler, Nebraska, 1870-1920" (1977). Student Work. 564.
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