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The Resource Czech Voices : Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar, (electronic resource:)

Czech Voices : Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar, (electronic resource:)

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Czech Voices : Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar
Title
Czech Voices
Title remainder
Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar
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Contributor
Editor
Editor
Translator
Translator
Subject
Language
eng
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Machann, Clinton
Dewey number
976.4/0049186
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Mendl, James W.
Series statement
Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students
Series volume
No. 39
Summary expansion
  • Although the personal stories told here began in Europe, all ten recount a history of Texas as seen by one of the state's largest immigrant ethnic groups. The narratives, originally printed in the midwestern Czechlanguage journal Amerikan narodni kalendar, tell the story of the immigrants as they arrived in the mid-nineteenth century and provide a picture of this culture that goes beyond the kolache pastries and polka dancing popularly associated with Czech Americans.<P>Among the writers are important leaders, adventurers, journalists, and typical farmers. Their impressions of the immigrants' hard daily lives, religious conflicts, the American Civil War, and their own identity bring to life an era that other sources rarely reveal.<P>Clinton Machann and James W. Mendl, Jr., who have selected and translated these stories, provide an interpretive introduction, informative notes, and a bibliography that help to place the life stories in their historical and cultural context. Before Czech Voices' hardcover release in 1991, these narratives had never before been generally available. The importance of and pleasure in reading primary sources like these was apparent in the book's initial reception
  • Although the personal stories told here began in Europe, all ten recount a history of Texas as seen by one of the state's largest immigrant ethnic groups. The narratives, originally printed in the midwestern Czechlanguage journal Amerikan narodni kalendar, tell the story of the immigrants as they arrived in the mid-nineteenth century and provide a picture of this culture that goes beyond the kolache pastries and polka dancing popularly associated with Czech Americans. Among the writers are important leaders, adventurers, journalists, and typical farmers. Their impressions of the immigrants' hard daily lives, religious conflicts, the American Civil War, and their own identity bring to life an era that other sources rarely reveal. Clinton Machann and James W. Mendl, Jr., who have selected and translated these stories, provide an interpretive introduction, informative notes, and a bibliography that help to place the life stories in their historical and cultural context. Before Czech Voices' hardcover release in 1991, these narratives had never before been generally available. The importance of and pleasure in reading primary sources like these was apparent in the book's initial reception
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Czech Voices : Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar, (electronic resource:)
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OCM1bookssj0000134433
Dimensions
08.500 x 05.500 in.
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unknown
Extent
184 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780890968468
Lccn
90043294
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9780890968468
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ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000134433
Label
Czech Voices : Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendar, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000134433
Dimensions
08.500 x 05.500 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
184 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780890968468
Lccn
90043294
Other control number
9780890968468
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000134433

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