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Romanian Emigration to America. The Beginning

Author(s): Iuliana Neagoş
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Romanian-Americans; immigration; “mia şi drumul” generation; Romanian-American community; waves of immigration

Summary/Abstract: The Romanian community from the U.S.A. is the result of a few important waves of immigration with their own characteristics. This majority of the first Romanian immigrants were from Transylvania, Banat and Bucovina, most of them were single men of rather young age. They considered that America was a land of choice, of liberties, equal opportunities and a new beginning, but the first years were difficult for them, they had to face a lot of problems and due to all these they started to organize themselves into societies. They came to a New World, to settle, to adopt the ways of a totally new and unknown land and to lay the foundations of a community which continues to develop to this days. The first Romanian about whom we have a certain information, that went to America is the Orthodox priest from Transylvania, Samuilǎ Damian, who around 1750, got in touch with the famous statesman and man of science, Benjamin Franklin, with whom he had an interesting correspondence.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 122-132
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian