Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – GENERAL

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ARTICLES

Picture Brides – interview with Kathryn Vaggalis,  winner of the ASA 2018 Wise-Susman Prize, author of “Off-White Brides and Their Lonely Swains: Cross-cultural Histories of Immigrant Picture Brides and the Process of U.S. Race Making”, published on The Blog of the American Studies Journal, February 13, 2019 – added July 17, 2021

When Thousands of Greek Women Arrived as Picture Brides by Gregory Pappas, published on The Pappas Post, October 4, 2019 – added July 17, 2021

The Picture Bride Era by Steve Frangos, published on Preservation of American Hellenic History website, reprint from The National Herald – added July 17, 2021

What the History of Greek-American Picture Brides Says About U.S. Immigration, published on The University of Kansas website, January 3, 2019 – added July 17, 2021

Greek Americans by Jane Jurgens, published on website Countries & Cultures – added July 17, 2021

The Relationship Between Homeland and Diaspora: The Case of Greece and the Greek-American Community by Panagoula Diamanti-Karanou, Dissertation, Northwestern University, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2015 – added July 17, 2021

Divergent Routes to the Study of the Diaspora in Post-war Greece and the USA by Lina Venturas, published in Diasporas, Migration Studies, by thesis.haverford.edu, Jan 1, 2004 – added July 17, 2021

Greek-Americans Discover Ancestors Who Fought In Greek Revolution by Patricia Claus, published in Greek Reporter, April 2, 2021 – added July 17, 2021

On this day in 1528, Theodoros Griego was the first Greek to set foot in the USA – published in the Greek City Times, April 14, 2021 – added June 26, 2021

Nea Hellas: The Historic Ship That Brought Thousands of Greeks to the US – by Tasos Kokkinidis, published in GreekReporter.com, January 29, 2019 – added June 26, 2021

The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas

The Greek Orthodox Church in the United States and Assimilation by Theodore Saloutos was published in The International Migration Review, 1973 Winter 7(4): 395-407

Take Baths, Become Dentists, Says 1908 Guide for Greek Immigrants

The Murder of Greek Strongman Gus Lessis by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 21, 2020

Strongman Gust Lessis: The Greek-American Samson by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 7, 2020

Greek Industrial Painters of North America by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 23, 2020

Orchestrion, Greek Confectionaires and the Intro of Mechanical Music by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 25, 2020

The Dilopoulo Brothers and Early American Entertainment by Steve frangos, published in The National Herald, August 24, 2019

The Passing of a Generation: The Demographics of Greek Americans by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 6, 2017

Greek-Americans: Small Part of U.S. Population, but with Strong Heritage, Identity by Professor Alexander Kitroeff, published in The National Herald, December 12, 2015

Greek America, 2065: A Glimpse at our Future by Dan Georgakas, published in The National Herald, April 4, 2015

How the Tsintzinians Conquered America by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, August 1, 2015

Tracing the Facts About Greek Immigration by Stratos Boudouridis, published in The National Herald, March 4, 2006

Immigration of Jews (and Christians) from Ioannina to the United States by Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos

Public Monuments Dedicated to Greek-American Public Servants by Steve Frangos, published by The National Herald, July 29, 2017

More Greek-American Blackface, Ethnic Stereotypes in Vaudeville by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 2, 2019

Greek-American Picture Brides and Immigration, published in The National Herald, February 2019

The Greek Connection to the Green Book, published in The National Herald on January 26, 2019

Mike Potson: The Silent Partner of Organized Crime in the United States, by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, January 12, 2019

Reflections on Greeks & Restaurants: Lessons in Life and Business by Harry Mark Petrakis, published in The National Herald, December 15, 2018

Greek Immigrant “Tex Louis” Gotsis: King of the Singing Cowboys by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, November 18, 2017

The Natural History of the Greek American Sandwich by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, April 9, 2005

Flying Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease: Greek Acrobats in U.S. by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, September 1, 2018

Part 1 – Between Silence and Sound: The First Greek Actors and Actresses of Hollywood by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 14, 2012

Part 2 – Between Silence and Sound: Greek Actors and Actresses of Hollywood by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 21, 2012

Early Greek Dancers Make a Splash in North America by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, August 5, 2006

Greek Gandy Dancers Met With Hostility by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 5, 2007

Greek Gandy Dancers Help America Open Its Railroads by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, April 21, 2007

Greek Gandy Dancers Were Often Attacked by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, April 28, 2007

The Greek Pioneers of Confection in America published in The National Herald, February 21, 2004

Greek Tobacco Moguls in North America – Part One by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, June 12, 2004

Greek Tobacco Moguls in North America – Part Two by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, June 19, 2004

Greek Tobacco Moguls in North America – Part Three by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, June 26, 2004

The Role of the Greek-American Kafeneion in the History of U.S. Crime by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, September 13, 2014

The First Wave of Greek Vaudevillians by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, September 6, 2008

From Sport to Spectacle: Greeks Left Their Mark on Pro Wrestling by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, November 4, 2006

Tales of Greek Slavery in 19th Century America by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, January 15, 2000

How Did Those Greek Festivals Get Started in America? by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, June 2, 2007

The Greek Rogue of the American West – Part One by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, December 13, 2008

The Greek Rogue of the American West – Part Two by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, December 20, 2008

The Greek Rogue of the American West – Part Three by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, January 10, 2009

Counterfeiters Gave Greeks a Bad Name by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, December 16, 2006

Nicholas Protopapas: Giant Among the Early Grecian Strongmen by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 24, 2017

The Long Stand: A Centennial Marker Unveiled for Chris’ Hot Dogs by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 22, 2017

John and Ruth Nitsos: An Average Greek-American Life by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 27, 2017

The Little Known History of Greek-American Magicians: 1850 to 1906 by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 5, 2017

Both the said and unsaid: A Look at the Tragic Life of George Goumas by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 16, 2016

Anton Christoforidis: Largely Unheralded but Undisputed Boxing Champion by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 26, 2016

Antonio Panay: The Wonder of the Nineteenth Century and his Grand Greek Circus, by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, November 5, 2016

Greek-American Blackface: Stereotypical Characters in the 1930s-1940s by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, October 8, 2016

Brief Account of Alexander Wilkins by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, October 31, 2015

Greek Workers in America – 1904: A Look Back at the Turn of Last Century by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, July 23, 2016

Evangelinus Apostolides Sophocles: the Ascetic of Harvard College by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, January 10, 2015

Elizabeth Virginia Dimitry Ruth: Writer Missing from Greek-American History, by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 14, 2016

Spanning Decades and States, A Glimpse at Greek-American Mayors, by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, May 7, 2016

George Brown, Theodore Anton, and other Early Greek-American Boxers by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, March 12, 2016

The Stathopoulos Family: Artisans in Early 20th Century Greek America, published in The National Herald, February 14, 2015

Greek Immigrant Women in the Intermountain West by Helen Papanikolas, published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Year 1989, pages 16-34

Three Generations of Greek Americans: A Study in Ethnicity by Alice Scourby, International Migration Review, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring, 1980), pp. 43-52.

Marriage Preferences and Ethnic Boundaries: THE GREEK-AMERICAN CASE by Sandra L. Schultz; International Journal of Sociology of the Family, Vol. 9, No. 2 (July-December 1979), pp. 197-208

School Project Connects (Greek-American) Students With Their Heritage

“Nick the Greek” Denies $100,000 World Series ‘Cleanup’ article – Chicago Daily Tribune, October 6, 1920

Three Greek- Americans Expect to Walk Across U.S. in Three Months article – published in The Washington Herald, November 24, 1920

GOC Church History – Archbishop Meletios Metaxakis Visits America in 1918

“Did The Greeks Discover America?” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, March 8, 1908

“Due for Greece, He Goes Afoot – Delias Helyas Starts from Milwaukee for New York, but Lands in Frisco” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, December 19, 1907

“Will End Greek Slavery – Government to Put Stop to Padrone System” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, February 25, 1907

“Force Americans Into Greek Army” article – New York Times, June 18, 1921

Peter D. Lambros: Greek American Hero published in The Hellenic Voice, July 2009

“GREEK MURDERER CAPTURED” article – New York Times, July 23, 1892

Angelo Klonis: The Real Life Story of an Army Soldier Turned American Icon by Mary Virginia Swanson, Greek American Review

“The Greeks in America” article – New York Times, August 4, 1873

BOOKS

Literary Review – ‘Sweet Greeks’ highlights immigrant Confectioners in the Midwest USA – review by Eleni Sakellis, published in The National Herald, November 21, 2020

THE ARCADIANS OF AMERICA – History & Contribution, Volume 1, IN TWO HOMELANDS by Petros I. Sarantakis, published by the Pan Arcadian Federation of America, 2018 (1,475 names transcribed)

Wheat Songs: A Greek-American Journey – Non-Fiction book authored by Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos and William A. Meis, published by Academic Studies Press, 2018

The Odyssey of an Immigrant – by Thomas I. Vavaroutsos, self published in 2013

1917 ADVISER for Greeks in America, A book containing: business councel, rules of conduct, rules of health, naturalization laws, compensation acts, legal advice, etc. by Seraphim Canoutas – FREE ebook

“America The Land Of My Dreams – The Odyssey of a Greek Immigrant” by George F. Steffanides was printed in 1974 by The College Press, Lancaster, Massachusetts

“Greeks in America – An Account of Their Coming, Progress, Customs, Living, and Aspirations” by Burgess – 1913 – FREE ebook

“Greek Americans: Struggle and Success” by Charles Moskos – Second Edition was published in 1989 by Transaction Publishers – includes 290 Greek Names

The Greek Padrone System in the United States, Dec. 5, 1910 – Reports of the Immigration Commission, prepared by Mr. A. A. Seraphic, presented by Mr. Dillingham – available as FREE ebook, pages 387-407

FILMS/VIDEOS

WATCH VIDEO – Excavating Home:  Archaeologies of the Greek American Experience

Videos – Ellis Island Immigrant Arrivals

ONLINE DATABASES

U.S., Atlantic Ports Arriving and Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1959 – 3,570 born in Greece, 9.325 born in Turkey, 174 born in Cyprus – Ancestry.com – $ – added July 17, 2021

United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 4,518 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 7,725 born in Greece – Ancestry.com

Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 – 7,206 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

“Greeks to America” database – GreeceGenWeb

6,050 Deaths of American Citizens in Greece

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