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The Making and Tempering of the Ukrainian American

Description: CIUS Seminar Audio Part 1 and 2.

The Institute’s third seminar was given by Dr. Myron Kuropas on "The Making and Tempering of the Ukrainian American."

Between 1884 and 1915, the Rusin-American who emigrated to the United States with a weak ethnonational identity became a Ukrainian. This process of ethno-genesis involved three ethno-national streams which competed for the loyalty of the Rusin: the Russian stream, the Uhro- Rusin stream and the Ukrainian stream. The ethno-national identity of the Ukrainian American was tempered during a period in America which extended from 1915 to 1939. Three political ideologies competed for the loyalties of Ukrainian Americans during this era: communism, monarchism and nationalism. The role of the Ukrainian Catholic church during the period of ethno-genesis was crucial, as was the role of the Ukrainian National Association and its organ Svoboda. After 1915, a number of political organizations in America rose to the surface to take on the function of ethno-national clarification.

Found in CIUS Newsletter Vol 4 Issue 1 (Winter 1979)
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: Winter 1979
Contributor: Myron Kuropas
Language: English, Ukrainian
Original Format: Magnetic tape, audio cassette





CIUS, “The Making and Tempering of the Ukrainian American,” CIUS-Archives, accessed December 3, 2023,
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