By John Radzilowski
Even if Ukrainians were immigrating to the U.S. because the 1870s, it wasn't until eventually after Ukraine received its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 that large-scale migration happened. as well as profiles on impressive Ukrainian americans, comparable to actor Jack Palance and corridor of repute NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk, "Ukrainian american citizens" offers a well-balanced advent to the heritage, tradition, faith, and stories of this immigrant workforce. Full-color photos and an abundance of additional positive factors, together with sidebars, footnotes, bibliography, and extra, around out this informative e-book.
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7 The son of one Ukrainian immigrant to Canada remembered how his father came to his new home with little more than his strong work ethic: “He took a homestead and he was using a pick and an axe and tore it up a little at a time. ”8 Once trees were cut, oxen were used to pull out stumps. Rocks had to be dug up by hand. Fields were cleared bit by bit, with backbreaking work performed amid clouds of mosquitoes and biting flies. Building a New World 59 There were other hardships to face, as well. Winter was a time of great suffering for many Ukrainian settlers.
Through letters, they also learned about what they would face from others who had traveled to the United States. Ukrainians might also learn about America from people of other ethnic groups who had family members in the United States. “When a letter came from America, whoever could read, read—and many came to listen,”4 said Pearl Basaraba, whose parents eventually settled in North Dakota in 1906. Many immigrants knew what part of North America they would go to. For example, many knew there were jobs to be had in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania.
Please Uncle, do take me to Kharkiv, because I, too, will die from hunger. Please do take me, please. I’m still young and I want so much to live a while. ** * Carveth Wells, Kapoot (London: Jarrolds, 1933), 133. : Harvard University Press, 1999). html 32 Ukrainian Americans Ukrainians soon discovered that Germans were just as bad as the Soviets. Germans treated Ukrainians like slaves and sought to take the grain and other products of Ukraine for their own. Many Ukrainians perished because of repression and hunger during this period.