|Titre : ||Armenian Americans / auteur(s) : Meg CHORLIAN - Discover American history|
|Editeur : ||Cobblestone|
|Année : ||2000|
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|Description : ||18 x 23 cm, 50 pages, couverture illustrée en couleurs|
|Collection : || Cobblestone, Discover American history, May 200, Volume 21, Number 5|
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|Sujets : ||Armenian-Amercinas|
|ISBN : ||0382445104|
|Lecture On-line : ||non disponible|
America is a land of immigrants. People of many nations have come here to seek a better life and to leave behind a persecuted existence. This is especially true for Armenian Americans.
A nation that was formerly part of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a rugged land a little larger than the size of the state of Maryland. In the late 1800s, it became the focus of brutal and sweeping massacres. Forced to leave their homeland with, in many cases, only their lives, many Armenians eventually came to the United States. Here, they strive to keep their culture and traditions alive. And they fight to gain recognition of a genocide that - to a great extent — has been ignored by the international community.
In this issue, you can learn about the history of Armenia, the reasons why the first Armenian immigrants came to the United States, and where they have established large communities. You can meet some famous Armenian Americans and read an interview with a second-generation Armenian American. Also, you can find out how to play tavlou and try your hand (and your taste buds) at an Armenian specialty, choereg.
Every immigrant group has its own story. We hope this issue will provide a good introduction to the background and experiences of Armenian Americans in the United States.