Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Greeks in America - An Account of Their Coming, Progress, Customs, Living, and Aspirations" by Burgess - 1913 - FREE ebook


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AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR COMING, PROGRESS, CUSTOMS, 
LIVING, AND ASPIRATIONS 
with an Historical Introduction and the Stories of Some Famous American-Greeks 

by Thomas Burgess; 
Published by Sherman, French and Company, Boston  - 1913 
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CONTENTS

AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I - THE EXODUS FROM GREECE
Hard Times in Free Greece - Letters Sent Back From America - Steamship Agents - Turkish Oppression in Enslaved Greece

CHAPTER II - THE EARLY HARDSHIPS
Three Periods of Greek Immigration - Early Immigrants (1882-1891) - Trials and Tribulations - Lost in the Maine Woods

CHAPTER III - IMMIGRATION FROM 1891-1893
The Inrushing Tide - Peculiar Characteristics

CHAPTER IV - INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
Cigarette Manufacturers - Importers - Confectioners and Fruiters - Florists - Restaurants - Miscellaneous Shops - Bootblacks - Hotel Employees - Theatres - Fisheries - Farming - Railroad Laborers - Miners, etc. - Mill Hands - Agents - Autobiography of an Immigrant

CHAPTER V - INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Communities - Societies - The Pan-Hellenic Union - Newspapers - Books - Families - Schools - The Professional Class - Students - The Clergy - The Diplomatic Service - The Call Home to Arms

CHAPTER VI - CELEBRATIONS AND RITES
Independence Day - Picnics - Church Feasts and Fasts - The Sunday Liturgy - Church Music - Household Eikons - Other Rites and Ceremonies - Weddings - Funerals

CHAPTER VII - THE CHURCH OF THE GREEKS
Little Understood - Account by a Greek Priest - Characteristics

CHAPTER VIII - LIFE IN THE GREAT CITIES
Chicago - History of Community - A Hull House Investigation - Unfair Criticism - Criminal Record - Labor and Business - School Children - A Women’s Club - Homes and Lodging Places - A Capable Race

CHAPTER IX - IN THE MILL TOWNS
Lowell, Massachusetts - A Polyglot City - Rise of the Community - Pigs and Hogs - Recreations and Sobriety - Strikes - No Paupers - Evening Schools - A Beautiful Byzantine Church

CHAPTER X - THE GREAT WEST
Railroad Gangs - A Barbarous Riot of Americans - St. Louis - Salt Lake City - Seattle

CHAPTER XI - THE UNCONGESTED COLONIES
Mineeapolis and Washington, D.C. - Birmingham, Alabama - Scattered Individuals - A Half-Greek Town - A Celebration and a Speech on Politics

CHAPTER XII - AMERICA’S DUTY
A Permanent Migration - Some suggestions to Americans

CHAPTER XIII - FAMOUS AMERICAN GREEKS
Earliest Greeks in America - Orphans of the War of 1821-28 - A Famous Scholar - A Captain and an Admiral of the U.S.N. - A Gunner - A Navy Chaplain - A Famous Mason - A Member of Congress - A Curator of Cooper Union - A Harvard Professor - Others

CHAPTER XIV - MICHAEL ANAGNOS
Hellene of the Hellenes, Benefactor of Humanity

APPENDIX

TABLE OF STATES AND CITIES OF NUMBER OF  GREEKS IN AMERICA

BIBLIOGRAPHY, A GUIDE TO FURTHER READING AND STUDY




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