Beyond the Iron Curtain: Czechoslovak Immigration in the U.S. Post-1948

Created for HIS 332: Immigration History 1900-Present

This project offers a brief examination of of Czechoslovak refugee/immigrant resettlement in the United States between 1948 and 1968. Beginning with the 1948 Communist coup, the timeline follows people’s movement for twenty years via news reports, federal laws and statutes, and oral histories. Topics include the rise of the Communist government, struggles of escaping, the process of winning visas and resettling, and challenges of adapting to American society.

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