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Anti-communist minorities in the U.S. : political activism of ethnic refugees /
edited by Ieva Zake.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xi, 278 p.
ISBN
0230606814 (hbk.), 9780230606814 (hbk.)
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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0230606814 (hbk.)
9780230606814 (hbk.)
contents note
The Polish American Congress, Polish Americans and the politics of anti- -- Communism / Donald Pienkos -- Fighting Moscow from afar : Ukrainian-Americans and the Evil Empire / Myron Kuropas -- The American Armenians' Cold War : the divided response to Soviet Armenia / Benjamin F. Alexander -- One goal, many paths : internal and external struggles of the Hungarian immigrants / Judith Fai-Podlipnik -- The highs and lows of Czech and Slovak emigre activism / Prokop Tomek -- Multiple fronts of the cold war : ethnic anti-communism of Latvian emigre / Ieva Zake -- Small, but vociferous : Bulgarian ethnic anti-communist groups / Vasil Paraskevov -- "The voice of the silenced peoples" : the assembly of captive European nations / Anna Mazurkiewicz -- "Better dead than red" : anti-communist politics among Vietnamese Americans / C.N. Le -- Hmong anti-communism at home and abroad / Chia Youyee Vang -- Conflict and cooperation : Cuban exile anti-communism and the United States, 1960-2000 / Jessica Gibbs and Alex Goodall.
catalogue key
6828047
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ieva Zake is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rowan University. She has published on Feminism, neo liberalism in post-Communist contexts, and the history of nationalism. She is also an author of a book on Latvian nationalist intellectuals and their contribution to anti-democratic politics in Latvia.
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"The scholars who have contributed to Zake's collection offer a unique look at a critical yet often overlooked dimension of ethnic life in the United States during the post-WWII period. Anti-communism has exerted an important influence on the politics within many ethnic communities and they in turn had an impact on postwar U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics often disproportionate to their numbers. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S. thus fills an important gap in the historiography . "--John J. Bukowczyk, Professor of History, Wayne State University, and Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History "This book will provide a very useful addition to the literature on American anti-communism. It deals with groups and issues that have been neglected in the study of American immigration history and politics. And, it offers an opportunity to develop some comparative themes and analyses of the dynamics within different ethnic groups facing similar issues."--Harvey Klehr, Professor of Political Science, Emory University "That America is a nation of immigrants is a long-accepted truism, yet oddly scholars have largely neglected the contributions of immigrant-ethnic minorities to the development of American popular anticommunism and the politics of the Cold War era. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S makes a major and much needed contribution to historical literature by providing thoroughly researched essays on the activities of a wide array of immigrant-ethnic communities."--John Earl Haynes, Historian at the Library of Congress, Author of Red Scare of Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era and In Denial:Historians, Communism, and Espionage "With the Cold War in its various stages in the background, the exiles from communism created their own political diasporas dedicated to bringing down the oppressive regimes in their homelands. They haven't just joined American anti-communism they co-created it and kept it alive for decades. This ambitious volume offers a comparative and interdisciplinary look at their experiences in the post World War II decades, reinvigorating a scholarly debate on Cold War, ethnic anti-communism, and a political mission of exiles as a special category of immigrants."-- Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Professor of History, Eastern Connecticut State University "Zake offers us an excellent glimpse into the issue of political emigration, using the inspiring category of so-called ethnic anti-Communism. Cold War history mixed with analyses of the American multiethnic society let us observe not only the direct clash between the U.S. and the Soviet Union but also help us to understand the complexity of political exile as well as the underestimated impact of this phenomenon on contemporary history."--Slawomir Lukasiewicz, Historian at the Institute of National Remembrance, Lublin, Poland.
"The scholars who have contributed to Zake's collection offer a unique look at a critical yet often overlooked dimension of ethnic life in the United States during the post-WWII period. Anti-communism has exerted an important influence on the politics within many ethnic communities and they in turn had an impact on postwar U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics often disproportionate to their numbers. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S. thus fills an important gap in the historiography."--John J. Bukowczyk, Professor of History, Wayne State University, and Editor,Journal of American Ethnic History"This book will provide a very useful addition to the literature on American anti-communism. It deals with groups and issues that have been neglected in the study of American immigration history and politics. And, it offers an opportunity to develop some comparative themes and analyses of the dynamics within different ethnic groups facing similar issues."--Harvey Klehr, Professor of Political Science, Emory University"That America is a nation of immigrants is a long-accepted truism, yet oddly scholars have largely neglected the contributions of immigrant-ethnic minorities to the development of American popular anticommunism and the politics of the Cold War era.Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.Smakes a major and much needed contribution to historical literature by providing thoroughly researched essays on the activities of a wide array of immigrant-ethnic communities."--John Earl Haynes, Historian at the Library of Congress, Author ofRed Scare of Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War EraandIn Denial:Historians, Communism, and Espionage"With the Cold War in its various stages in the background, the exiles from communism created their own political diasporas dedicated to bringing down the oppressive regimes in their homelands. They haven't just joined American anti-communism they co-created it and kept it alive for decades. This ambitious volume offers a comparative and interdisciplinary look at their experiences in the post World War II decades, reinvigorating a scholarly debate on Cold War, ethnic anti-communism, and a political mission of exiles as a special category of immigrants."-- Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Professor of History, Eastern Connecticut State University"Zake offers us an excellent glimpse into the issue of political emigration, using the inspiring category of so-called ethnic anti-Communism. Cold War history mixed with analyses of the American multiethnic society let us observe not only the direct clash between the U.S. and the Soviet Union but also help us to understand the complexity of political exile as well as the underestimated impact of this phenomenon on contemporary history."--Slawomir Lukasiewicz, Historian at the Institute of National Remembrance, Lublin, Poland.
"The scholars who have contributed to Zake's collection offer a unique look at a critical yet often overlooked dimension of ethnic life in the United States during the post-WWII period.Anti-communism has exerted an important influence on the politics within many ethnic communities and they in turn had an impact on postwar U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics often disproportionate to their numbers. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S. thus fills an important gap in the historiography . " - John J. Bukowczyk, Professor of History, Wayne State University, and Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History "This book will provide a very useful addition to the literature on American anti-communism. It deals with groups and issues that have been neglected in the study of American immigration history and politics. And, it offers an opportunity to develop some comparative themes and analyses of the dynamics within different ethnic groups facing similar issues." - Harvey Klehr, Professor of Political Science, Emory University "That America is a nation of immigrants is a long-accepted truism, yet oddly scholars have largely neglected the contributions of immigrant-ethnic minorities to the development of American popular anticommunism and the politics of the Cold War era. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S makes a major and much needed contribution to historical literature by providing thoroughly researched essays on the activities of a wide array of immigrant-ethnic communities." - John Earl Haynes, Historian at the Library of Congress, Author of Red Scare of Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era and In Denial:Historians, Communism, and Espionage "With the Cold War in its various stages in the background, the exiles from communism created their own political diasporas dedicated to bringing down the oppressive regimes in their homelands. They haven't just joined American anti-communism - they co-created it and kept it alive for decades. This ambitious volume offers a comparative and interdisciplinary look at their experiences in the post World War II decades, reinvigorating a scholarly debate on Cold War, ethnic anti-communism, and a political mission of exiles as a special category of immigrants." - Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Professor of History, Eastern Connecticut State University "Zake offers us an excellent glimpse into the issue of political emigration, using the inspiring category of so-called ethnic anti-Communism. Cold War history mixed with analyses of the American multiethnic society let us observe not only the direct clash between the U.S. and the Soviet Union but also help us to understand the complexity of political exile as well as the underestimated impact of this phenomenon on contemporary history." - Slawomir Lukasiewicz, Historian at the Institute of National Remembrance, Lublin, Poland. "In sum, Ieva Zake has put together a very nice collection of essays that fill a gap in the existing literatures concerning both anticommunism and immigrant groups in the United States. The book surely should find its way into university libraries and would be appropriate for use in courses on immigration history." - Carl Bon Tempo, The University at Albany SUNY
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
In this anthology, the case studies of émigré groups from Eastern Europe, Asia and Cuba highlight anti-Communist activism of ethnic refugees in the US during the Cold War and after.
Description for Bookstore
This volume takes a completely new look at two controversial topics in history' American anti-Communism and the Cold War
Main Description
The case studies of _migr_ groups from Eastern Europe, Asia and Cuba highlight this anthology about anti-Communist activism of ethnic refugees in the US during the Cold War and after.
Main Description
This volume presents the little known history of anti-Communism and the Cold War in the U.S. from the point of view of migrs from Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, and Cuba. To them, anti-Communism was and still is a crucial part of their ethnic identity and a resource for mobilization. Through compelling case studies, we learn why these minorities have persisted in their anti-Communist struggles, and what have been the successes and failures of their activism. Book jacket.
Main Description
This volume takes a completely new look at two controversial topics: American anti-Communism and the Cold War. First, it reveals the little known history of anti-Communism in the US from the point of view of ethnic refugee/emigre groups, and also offers insight into the lives of minority groups that have hitherto not received scholarly attention, often due to their politically controversial position. The book consists of chapters dedicated to particular ethnic groups, as well as an introduction and conclusion. The discussed groups include Latvians, Ukrainians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Slovaks, Vietnamese, Among and Cubans, possibly also Hungarians or Romanians. The introduction provides the historical and sociological framework, and the conclusion undertakes a comparative analysis of ethnic anti-Communism and refugee politics.
Main Description
This volume takes a completely new look at two controversial topics: American anti-Communism and the Cold War. First, it reveals the little known history of anti-Communism in the US from the point of view of ethnic refugee/emigre groups, and also offers insight into the lives of minority groups that have hitherto not received scholarly attention, often due to their politically controversial position. The book consists of chapters dedicated to particular ethnic groups, as well as an introduction and conclusion. The discussed groups include Latvians, Ukrainians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Slovaks, Vietnamese, Hmong and Cubans, possibly also Hungarians or Romanians. The introduction provides the historical and sociological framework, and the conclusion undertakes a comparative analysis of ethnic anti-Communism and refugee politics.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Ethnic Anti-Communism in the United Statesp. 1
The Cold War Warriors
The Polish American Congress, Polish Americans, and the Politics of Anti-Communismp. 25
Fighting Moscow from Afar: Ukrainian Americans and the Evil Empirep. 43
The American Armenians' Cold War: The Divided Response to Soviet Armeniap. 67
One Goal, Many Paths: Internal and External Struggles of the Hungarian Émigrésp. 87
The Highs and Lows of Czech and Slovak Émigrés Activismp. 109
Multiple Fronts of the Cold War: Ethnic Anti-Communism of Latvian Émigrésp. 127
Small but Vociferous: Bulgarian Ethnic Anti-Communist Groupsp. 151
"The Voice of the Silenced Peoples": The Assembly of Captive European Nationsp. 167
The Struggle Continues: Facing Communism around the World
"Better Dead than Red": Anti-Communist Politics among Vietnamese Americansp. 189
Hmong Anti-Communism at Home and Abroadp. 211
Conflict and Cooperation: Cuban Exile Anti-Communism and the United States, 1960-2000p. 233
Conclusion Ieva Zakep. 255
List of Contributorsp. 259
Indexp. 263
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