2-3 / 1992
Henry A. Christian

The Prosveta English Language Section: Certainly Hot Hard News, and Never Intented Be

During 1916, the 10-year-old Slovene language Chicago newspaper Prosveta developed a single page published in English. Aimed at young persons of Slovene background who spoke "the American language", the English page was initiated to arrtact memberships in the Slovene National Benefit Society, which published Prosveta. Through the years the English Section now and again nooded in the direction of materials beyond lodge reports and dances, but the page presented neither hard news nor crucial matters that adjacent Slovene language pages presented. The non-Slovene-literate English language reader of Prosveta therefore learned far less than he might have about his Slovene fellow citizens.