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History of Czechs in America Hardcover – 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 581 pages
  • Publisher: Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965193209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965193207
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,206,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2004
Format: Hardcover
First published by Hlas Publishing Co. of St. Louis in 1910, this amazing work is here republished in an English translation, now making it widely accessible. It is a massive book (595 pages, trim size 8 1/2" x 11). This labor of love is by Dr. Jan Habenicht of Chicago, who made extensive research trips across the United States and wrote thousands of letters to immigrants to generate material. The text and the pictures are a window on the lives of these Czech pioneers from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth. This new, enlarged edition adds some very useful material: an index to the 276 illustrations and photographs, a foreword by Paul M. Makousky, a list of Czech fraternal organizations, 14 state maps with large Czech-American populations, a surname index of 2,400 names, a geographical name index, and a biography of author Jan Habenicht. A must for any American of Czech ancestry.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Hawse on February 19, 2011
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Thank you to Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, Miroslav Koudelka, Paul M Makousky and Bob Knight for translating this amazing historical work by Dr. Jan Habenicht. The book is quite large, just under 9" X 11" and about 580 pages. Yet when you open the book, rather than feeling cumbersome, it immediately invites you in. The paper and binding are of a wonderful quality that allows the reader much comfort, as does the font. The illustrations throughtout the book are also of a very good quality. The book is fully indexed with a table of "Contents", "List of Illustrations", an "Appendix of Maps of States settled by Czech immigrants", an "Appendix of Czech-American Organizations", a "Surname Index", and a "Geographical Index". An excellent translation and reproduction of the book "History of the Czechs in America."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tkadlec on March 26, 2012
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Back in the early 20th century when this book was only available in the Czech language and only in selected reference libraries, it was such a coveted research book that it was known to 'grow legs' and go missing. Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA took a real leadership role in having the book translated into English and published for a larger audience. Word to the wise, you can buy a new copy directly from the CGSI website (CGSI.org) for $49.50 USD...
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By Susan Adkins on July 30, 2014
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What a wonderful collection of data on my heritage. Although there wasn't much about Connecticut where my grandparents settled, the book gave insight on why many settled where they did. Many religious traditions were covered and brought back so many happy memories.
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By Michael Beall on August 30, 2014
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Of limited usefulness!
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