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CROATIAN AMERICANS or CROAT AMERICANS (Croatian : Američki Hrvati or Hrvati u Americi) are Americans
Americans
who have full or partial Croatian ancestry. In 2012, there were 414,714 American citizens of Croat
Croat
or Croatian descent living in the United States as per revised 2010 United States Census . The figure includes all people affiliated with United States who claim Croatian ancestry, both those born in the country and naturalized citizens, as well as those with dual citizenship who affiliate themselves with both countries or cultures.

Croatian Americans
Americans
are closely related to other European American ethnic groups, especially Slavic Americans and are predominantly of Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
faith. Regions with significant Croatian American population include metropolitan areas of Chicago
Chicago
, Cleveland
Cleveland
, New York City , Southern California
California
and especially Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, the seat of Croatian Fraternal Union , fraternal benefit society of the Croatian diaspora
Croatian diaspora
. Croatia
Croatia
's State Office for the Croats
Croats
Abroad estimated that there are up to 1.2 million Croats
Croats
and their descendants living in the United States.

CONTENTS

* 1 Demographics

* 1.1 Numbers * 1.2 History

* 2 History * 3 Settlements

* 4 Culture

* 4.1 Social association * 4.2 Religion * 4.3 Organizations

* 5 Notable people

* 5.1 Art * 5.2 Film * 5.3 Music * 5.4 Science * 5.5 Politics * 5.6 Entrepreneurs * 5.7 Sports * 5.8 Other

* 6 See also * 7 Notes and references * 8 Further reading * 9 External links

DEMOGRAPHICS

NUMBERS

According to the 2007 US Community Survey, there were 420,763 Americans
Americans
of full or partial Croatian descent. According to the 1990 United States Census , there were over 544,270 Croatian Americans
Americans
who identified themselves as being of Croatian descent or being born in Croatia. As of 2012, there were 414,714 American citizens. It is estimated by the Croatia
Croatia
's State Office for the Croats
Croats
Abroad that there are around 1,200,000 Croats
Croats
and their descendants living in the United States today.

In the 2006–2010 American Community Survey
American Community Survey
, the states with the largest Croatian American
Croatian American
populations are:

* Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
(50,995) * California
California
(45,537) * Illinois
Illinois
(44,065) * Ohio
Ohio
(41,430) * New York (26,607) * Michigan
Michigan
(20,547) * Florida
Florida
(16,360) * Wisconsin
Wisconsin
(15,775) * Indiana
Indiana
(13,306) * Washington (13,268) * New Jersey
New Jersey
(13,154)

HISTORY

* 1880 estimate: 20,000 * 1980 census: 252,970 * 1990 census: 544,270 * 2000 census: 374,241 * 2005 community survey: 401,208

HISTORY

The first major immigration of Croats
Croats
was recorded in 1715. At the time, approximately twelve hundred Croatian Protestants, whose ancestors had left the Austrian Empire
Austrian Empire
after unsuccessful peasant revolts in 1573 and anti-Reformation edict of 1598, arrived in the American colony of Georgia . They settled in the valley of Savannah River . Those settlers introduced silk-worm cultivation in Georgia. The community prospered for 150 years, until it was demolished during the Civil War .

In 1683, a Croat
Croat
Jesuit, named Ivan Ratkaj (Juan Ratkay) established a mission in northwest New Spain
New Spain
. In 1746, another Jesuit, Ferdinand Konšak (Consago Gonzales), drew the first dependable map of Baja California
California
. Beginning in 1783, Joseph Kundek, a Croat
Croat
missionary, helped to develop several midwestern towns, including Ferdinand and Jasper , both in Dubois County, Indiana
Indiana
. In the 1830s, various groups in the Austrian Empire
Austrian Empire
sent financial aid to America to support missionary activities.

Many early Croat
Croat
immigrants settled in New Orleans
New Orleans
, and were employed as traders, artisans and fishermen. By the 1860s, there were around six hundred Croat
Croat
families in New Orleans. Several families settled permanently in Alabama
Alabama
. During the Civil War , some three thousand Croats
Croats
resided in the South, mostly in Louisiana
Louisiana
, Alabama and Mississippi
Mississippi
. Hundreds of them volunteered for the Confederate Army and Navy . After the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865, many Croats
Croats
who had served in the Confederate military moved to the West.

Significant emigration from what is now Croatia
Croatia
dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s, peaking around 1910, when many Croatians, the majority of them Roman Catholics , began emigrating to the United States. Many were economic immigrants, while others considered themselves political refugees .

Like other immigrants of that period, they migrated to find employment . Many of them, mostly single young men but, often, married women with or without their families, settled in small towns in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and New York as coal miners or steelworkers. Many also settled in factory towns and farming areas in Midwestern states such as Wisconsin
Wisconsin
, Minnesota
Minnesota
, Indiana
Indiana
, Illinois
Illinois
, and Iowa
Iowa
. For most of the single men, the stay was only temporary. Once they had saved enough money, many Croatian men returned to Croatia. However, those who did choose to stay found permanent residence.

Within a comparatively short period of time, Croatians could be found all over the United States from New York to California, from New Orleans to Minneapolis-St. Paul . As it went through its most rapid expansion during the time of the 1890-1914 Great Migration and shortly thereafter from the onset of the First World War
First World War
to the general clampdown on immigration in 1924, Croats
Croats
and other South and West Slavs and members of other groups peaking in influx at the time were prominent in the history of the mining industry in the Iron Range
Iron Range
of Minnesota; much the same is the case with the forestry-related industries there, elsewhere in Minnesota
Minnesota
and in much of Wisconsin. A notable Croatian-American from the Iron Range
Iron Range
was Rudy Perpich
Rudy Perpich
, the 34th and 36th Governor of the state representing the Democrat/Farmer-Labor Party; he served terms in office from 29 December 1976 to 4 January 1979, and from 3 January 1983 to 7 January 1991, spans of time which add up to make him the longest-serving governor in the state's history. In private life, Perpich was a dentist and after leaving office in 1991 assisted the post-communist government of Croatia. He was born in Carson Lake, Minnesota
Minnesota
(now part of Hibbing) on 27 June 1928 and died of cancer in Minnetonka , Minnesota
Minnesota
on 21 September 1995.

A new wave of Croatian immigrants began to arrive after World War II. These were mostly political refugees, including orphans whose parents had been killed during the war, individuals and families fleeing Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
's communist authorities. Most of these Croatians settled in established Croatian colonies , often among relatives and friends. It was assumed that this would be the end of Croatian immigration. Beginning in 1965, America saw a new influx of Croatians, some of them political refugees, most of them younger families seeking economic security. Those arriving in the 1960s and the decades that followed settled mostly in larger cities. These immigrants were better educated and more liberal than their forebears in America, but they were also influenced by the new European standard of life and opposed to the communist ideology forcefully imposed upon them in the totalitarian state of Yugoslavia. Gradually, this new wave of immigrants joined Croatian Catholic parishes and organizations, and soon became the contemporary bearers of Croatian culture and tradition in the United States. Currently, only a small number of Croatians continue to emigrate, mostly those who have relatives already well established in America.

SETTLEMENTS

Group of Croatian men in the club of town Joliet in Illinois around 1900

The first recorded Croatian immigrants to the United States arrived in 1850, often via the resettlement from nations that are presently known as Austria
Austria
, Italy
Italy
, Greece
Greece
, Spain
Spain
, and Portugal
Portugal
, and southern France
France
. During this period many Croats, who were employed in manufacturing the maritime sector of the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
states, began emigrating to the Americas
Americas
. This first wave arrived in regions of the United States where employment opportunities were similar to where they had arrived from. By the middle of the 20th Century, the metropolitan areas of Chicago
Chicago
, Cleveland
Cleveland
, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and New York City and the region of Southern California
California
had the largest populations of people with Croatian ancestry. Croatian Place district in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
California
.

Croatian immigrants first settled in the Western United States
Western United States
in the second half of the 19th century, mainly in what were then growing urban centers of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, San Pedro , San Francisco
San Francisco
, Phoenix and Santa Ana . It is estimated that more than 35,000 Croats
Croats
live in Los Angeles metropolitan area today, making it the biggest Croatian community on the Pacific coast. San Francisco
San Francisco
became the center of Croatian social life in California, where they established the first Croatian emigration society, Croatian American
Croatian American
Cultural Center of San Francisco, in 1857. Tadich Grill in San Francisco
San Francisco
is an example from the era, the oldest continuously running restaurant in the city. The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
metropolitan area was a major destination for the post-1980s Yugoslavian immigration, including Croats
Croats
and Bosnian Croats
Croats
from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
who escaped the Bosnian civil war in the 1990s. They formed several communities in Orange County , San Diego and San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
.

An unspecified number of Croats
Croats
also settled in Washington state
Washington state
and Oregon
Oregon
, particularly metropolitan areas of Seattle
Seattle
and Portland respectively.

Some of the first groups of immigrants settled in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
as well. As a major industrial center of the state, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
employed a lot of immigrants from Croatia, many of them were working in the heavy industry . At the beginning of the century there were an estimated 38,000 Croats
Croats
in Pittsburgh. It was estimated that there were more than 200,000 Croatians and their descendants living in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
in the early 1990s.

The first Croatian settlers in Michigan
Michigan
appeared in the late 19th century. In Illinois
Illinois
, the Croatians started concentrating mostly around Chicago. Although it was created a bit later, the Croatian settlement in Chicago
Chicago
became one of the most important ones in the United States. The settlement especially started developing after World War I and Chicago
Chicago
became the center of all Croatian cultural and political activities. It is calculated that there were roughly 50,000 Croats
Croats
in Chicago
Chicago
in the 1990s, while there were altogether 100,000 Croats
Croats
living in 54 additional Croatian settlements in Illinois. Croats
Croats
form a large community in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in Indiana
Indiana
since the 1910s, as well in Gary , Fort Wayne and South Bend .

While at first New York City
New York City
served merely as a station on arriving settlers' way elsewhere into the United States, mainly the Midwest
Midwest
, East Coast saw an influx of Croatian and other European settlers in early 19th, before and following First World War
First World War
; mainly the cities of Hoboken and New York, latter of which is the site of SS. Cyril, Methodius, and Raphael\'s Church , a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
parish, part of Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of New York .

During the Klondike Gold Rush
Klondike Gold Rush
, a group of 3,000 Croatian immigrants settled in Alaska
Alaska
and Canada
Canada
.

CULTURE

SOCIAL ASSOCIATION

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CROATS

Recognized

* CROATIA

* BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

* Serbia * Kosovo * Austria
Austria
* Italy
Italy
* Montenegro * Romania * Slovakia * Hungary * Czech Republic

Diaspora
Diaspora
Europe

* Belgium * Germany * Macedonia * Sweden * Slovakia * Slovenia * Switzerland

North America
North America

* United States * Canada
Canada

South America

* Argentina * Bolivia * Brazil * Chile * Peru * Venezuela

Oceania

* Australia * New Zealand

Subgroups

* Bunjevci
Bunjevci
* Šokci
Šokci
* Burgenland Croats
Croats
* Janjevci
Janjevci
* Molise Croats
Croats
* Krašovani

Culture

* Literature * Music * Art * Cinema * Cuisine * Dress * Sport

History

* History of Croatia
Croatia
* Origins * Rulers

Language

* Croatian * Chakavian
Chakavian
* Shtokavian
Shtokavian
* Kajkavian
Kajkavian
* Burgenland * Molise

Related nations

* Bosniaks
Bosniaks
* South Slavs
South Slavs

* v * t * e

Croatian Americans
Americans
maintain a close relationship with their homeland . The diaspora is considered to have played a pivotal role in securing Croatia's victory in Croatian War of Independence
Croatian War of Independence
by providing substantial financial aid and advocating for American involvement in the conflict. Chain migration
Chain migration
contributed to the creation of settlements of Croats
Croats
coming from the same regions of Croatia. They were connected because of their similar occupations that they had, equal social status and Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
religion. The most popular informal meeting points of Croatians were the saloons . They were usually engaged in various charity organizations, and were among the first Croatian immigrants who learned to speak English. Beside these informal gatherings, Croatian Americans
Americans
established several thousand organizations of different importance. In his work, "Early Croatian Immigration
Immigration
to America After 1945", Prpic states that there were around 3,000 organizations founded between 1880 and 1940 in the United States. Croatians first started founding charitable, cultural, educational, religious, business, political, sporting or athletic organizations. All these organizations were firmly rooted in the settlement where they were initiated. Croatians were a minority group both in relation to Americans
Americans
and other nationalities. Furthermore, the Croats
Croats
came with the latest groups of immigrants, which led to a further feeling of insecurity. Most of early settlers did not speak English and held low-paid jobs, which created an inferiority complex. They found security within an organization of their own ethnic group .

RELIGION

Croatian diaspora
Croatian diaspora
is predominantly Roman Catholic. Croatian missionaries founded parishes , churches and benevolent societies throughout the country wherever Croatian Americans
Americans
settled. Often, the priests were the only educated members of the Croatian colonies, and thus they had to assume leadership roles; moreover, they were among the first to learn English well and often served as translators and interpreters. Their primary responsibility, however, was the organization of Croatian Catholic parishes in the urban centers with substantial Croatian populations. Thus, at the beginning of this century there were Croatian churches in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Steelton , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Saint Louis and other cities. The oldest parish is St. Nicholas Church in Pittsburgh, founded in 1894; several others were erected in the early 1900s, such as the Church of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity
in San Francisco. Even before being officially established in 1926, the Croatian Franciscan friars traveled throughout the United States, establishing and assisting in Croatian parishes and keeping alive the religious and national sentiments of their people. Today, there are over 30 Croatian parishes in North America
North America
.

ORGANIZATIONS

* The Croatian American
Croatian American
organization Croatian Fraternal Union is a society with long roots in the country. It was founded in 1897. During World War II, the organization provided financial aid for Croatia. The CFU contributes to Croatian Americans
Americans
by scholarships and cultural learning. * The National Federation of Croatian Americans
Americans
Cultural Foundation was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interest of the Croatian people - embodying heritage of culture and language, integrity in human rights and equality in self-determination, advancing economic development, and freedom from persecution. * The Croatian American
Croatian American
Association is a group which lobbies the United States Congress
United States Congress
on issues related to Croatia. * In 2007, the annual Croatian Film Festival in New York was founded by The Doors Art Foundation.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Croatian Americans
Americans
.

Notable Croatian Americans, past and present, include:

ART

* Mirko Ilić , graphic designer and comics artist * Ivan Meštrović
Ivan Meštrović
, sculptor and Professor at Syracuse and Notre Dame * Vinko Nikolić , writer, poet and journalist * Maksimilijan Vanka , painter * Matthew Yuricich , Academy Award nominated special effects artist

FILM

* Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky
, actress * Thomas Horn , child actor * Jenna Elfman , actress * Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
, actor and comedian * Gloria Grey , actress * Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
, actress * Stana Katic
Stana Katic
, film and television actress * Lou Lumenick , film critic * Branko Lustig , film producer, Academy Award winner * John Malkovich
John Malkovich
, actor * Ivana Miličević , actress * John Miljan
John Miljan
, actor * Goran Višnjić , actor * Joe Manganiello , actor * Daniella Monet
Daniella Monet
, actress * Frank Pavich , director * Izabela Vidovic , actress * Diane Wiest , actress

MUSIC

* Zlatko Baloković
Zlatko Baloković
, violinist * Tony Butala , lead singer of vocal group, The Lettermen
The Lettermen
* Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
, four time Academy Award winner * Zinka Milanov
Zinka Milanov
, operatic spinto soprano * Tomo Miličević , musician and lead guitarist of the alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars * Guy Mitchell , pop singer * Krist Novoselić , bassist of Nirvana * Mia Slavenska , prima ballerina * Louis Svećenski , violinist and rector of the Boston Academy of Music * Paul Salamunovich , renowned choral conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale * Marty Paich , pianist, composer, arranger, record producer, music director, and conductor. * David Paich
David Paich
, keyboardist for the rock band Toto, composer, arranger, producer

SCIENCE

* Milislav Demerec , geneticist * Terry Jonathan Hart
Terry Jonathan Hart
, former astronaut * Jacob Matijevic , NASA engineer * Mario Puratić , inventor of Puretic power block
Puretic power block
* Bogdan Raditsa , historian * George M. Skurla , aeronautical engineer for the Apollo Program * Henry Suzzallo
Henry Suzzallo
, president of the University of Washington
University of Washington
* Dinko Tomašić , sociologist * Paul L. Modrich
Paul L. Modrich
, biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2015)

POLITICS

* Mark Begich , Democratic Senator from Alaska
Alaska
* Nick Begich , Democratic Representative from Alaska
Alaska
* Michael Anthony Bilandic , Democratic Mayor of Chicago
Chicago
* Frank Ivancie , Democratic Mayor of Portland, Oregon
Oregon
* Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich
, Democratic Representative from Ohio
Ohio
* John Kasich
John Kasich
, Republican Governor of Ohio
Ohio
* Rose Mofford
Rose Mofford
, Democratic Governor of Arizona
Arizona
* Rudy Perpich
Rudy Perpich
, Democratic Governor of Minnesota
Minnesota
* George Radanovich , Republican Representative from California
California
* Michael Stepovich , Republican Governor of Alaska
Alaska
Territory

ENTREPRENEURS

* Anthony Francis Lucas , oil industry pioneer * Mike Grgich
Mike Grgich
, winemaker * Frank Vlasic , founder and namesake of Vlasic Pickles
Vlasic Pickles
* Anthony Maglica , entrepreneur and inventor of Maglite
Maglite
flashlights

SPORTS

* Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
, professional football coach * Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll
, professional football coach * Jason Chorak , college football player * David Diehl , professional football player, Croatian on mother's side * Elvis Grbac , professional football player * Toni Kukoč
Toni Kukoč
, professional basketball player * John Jurkovic , professional football player * Mickey Lolich , professional baseball player * Roger Maris
Roger Maris
, professional baseball player * John Mayasich , hockey player * Kevin McHale and John Havlicek
John Havlicek
, NBA hall of fame members, both share Croatian ancestry on their mothers' sides (Starcevic and Turkalj being their mothers' respective maiden names) * Pat Miletich , UFC Hall of Famer * Stipe Miocic , UFC World Heavyweight Champion * George Mikan
George Mikan
, professional basketball player * Mark Pavelich , professional hockey player * Johnny Pesky
Johnny Pesky
, professional baseball player and announcer * Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic
, professional soccer player * Gene Rayburn , game show host * Lou Saban
Lou Saban
, football coach * Nick Saban , professional football coach * Rudy Tomjanovich
Rudy Tomjanovich
, professional basketball player and coach * Danny Vranes (Vranješ), professional basketball player (NBA) * Christian Yelich , professional baseball player * Fritzie Zivic , boxer, held the world welterweight championship

OTHER

* Mike Cernovich , author * Norman Cota
Norman Cota
, United States Army
United States Army
general * Louis Cukela
Louis Cukela
, United States Marine , two-time Medal of Honor recipient * Jakša Cvitanić , mathematician * John Owen Dominis
John Owen Dominis
, Prince Consort of Hawaii
Hawaii
* William Feller
William Feller
, mathematician * Gary Gabelich
Gary Gabelich
, race car driver. * Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic
, anti-war activist * Brian Krzanich , CEO of Intel
Intel
* Peter Miscovich (born Pero Mišković, 1885-1950), founder of the world's longest-operating family-owned gold mine still in operation. * Bill Rancic , entrepreneur , reality TV star, winner of the first season of The Apprentice * John J. Tominac , Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
recipient * Peter Tomich , Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
recipient, United States Navy
United States Navy
sailor

SEE ALSO

* Croats
Croats
* List of Croats
Croats
* Croatia–United States relations

NOTES AND REFERENCES

* ^ " Croat
Croat
Americans" is seldom used in the United States, with "Croatian Americans" being far more common. In Croatian itself, "American Croats" (Američki Hrvati) is most commonly used, with " Croats
Croats
in America" (Hrvati u Americi) being a close alternative.

Citations

* ^ A B C "Table B04003 - Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported - 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ A B C "Croatian Diaspora
Diaspora
in the United States of America". Republic of Croatia
Croatia
State Office for Croats
Croats
Abroad. 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ A B C D "History of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America". CFU. Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2007. * ^ A B "Croatia: Small Country Has Big Impact on Pittsburgh". popularpittsburgh.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2 October 2014. * ^ "S0201 - Selected Population Profile in the United States - Population Group: Croatian (109-110), Data Set: 2007 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Survey: American Community Survey". US Census Bureau. * ^ Elliott Robert Barkan (2013). Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration. ABC-CLIO. p. 1294. ISBN 978-1-59884-220-3 . Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ "Table B01003: 2006-2010 American Community Survey
American Community Survey
Selected Population Tables". United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ "Croatian Americans
Americans
- History, Modern era, The first croatians in america, Missionaries". Retrieved 17 March 2015. * ^ Angela Brittingham; G. Patricia de la Cruz. "Persons Who Reported at Least One Specific Ancestry Group for United States: 1980" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ A B "Ancestry:2000 - Census 2000 Brief C2KBR-35". US Census Bureau. June 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2004. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ "Population Group: Croatian (109-110) - Data Set: 2005 American Community Survey". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 23, 2009. * ^ A B C D Preveden, Francis (1962). A History of the Croatian People. New York: Philosophic. * ^ A B C Thompson Dele Olasiji, Migrants, Immigrants, and Slaves: Racial and Ethnic Groups in America, pp. 119-123 * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Anica Čuka (April 14, 2009). "Hrvati u SAD-u" (in Croatian). geografija.hr. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ A B C D "Veza s Hrvatima izvan Republike Hrvatske" (in Croatian). hia.com.hr. 2006. Archived from the original on March 4, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ A B C D Gorvorchin, Gerald G. (1961). A History of the Croatian People. Gainesville: University of Florida. * ^ George J. Prpic (July 15, 1997). "Croatians". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland
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Croatian American
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Croatian American
Association". caausa.org. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016. * ^ "Croatian Film Festival Opens in New York". javno.com. Retrieved March 17, 2015. * ^ Shelly Gledhill (March 3, 2005). "Colby Vranes, awaiting his mission in life". eagle.ceu.edu. Archived from the original on July 30, 2010. * ^ Charles C. Hawley; John Miscovich; Andrew Miscovich (2006). "Peter Miscovich". Alaska
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Bibliography

* Barkan, Elliott Robert (2013). Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-219-7 . * Dele Olasiji, Thompson (1995). Migrants, Immigrants, and Slaves: Racial and Ethnic Groups in America. University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-81919-738-2 . * Eterovich, Francis H.; Spalatin, Christopher, eds. (1964). Croatia: Land, People, and Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. * Gorvorchin, Gerald G. (1961). A History of the Croatian People. Gainesville: University of Florida. * Preveden, Francis (1962). A History of the Croatian People. New York: Philosophic. * Prpic, George (1971). The Croatian Immigrants in America. New York: Philosophic. * Shapiro, Ellen (1989). The Croatian Americans. New York: Chelsea House.

FURTHER READING

* Adamic, Luj (1945). A Nation of Nations. New York. * Antic, Ljubomir (1992). Hrvati i Amerika. Zagreb: Hrvatska sveucilisna naklada. (in Croatian) * Bonutti, Karl (1974). Selected Ethnic Communities of Cleveland: A Socio-Economic Study. Cleveland: Cleveland
Cleveland
State University. * Cordasco (1971). Dictionary of American Immigrants in America. New York: Philosophical Library. * Habenstein, R. W.; Wright, R. Jr. (1998). Ethnic families in America: Patterns and variations (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-444-01319-9 . * Momeni, Jamshid A. (1986). Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Housing in the United States. New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-24848-6 . * Thernstrom, Stephen (1980). Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-37512-2 .

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