2-3 / 1992
Janez Stanonik

The Prehistory of Slovene Journalism in the United States

The contribution is dealing with the journalistic activity of Slovene missionaries and laic emigrants in America from 1707 to 1913. Their reports were published mainly in German, Austrian, American and Slovene papers. The first periodical paper of a Slovne emigrant in America, although in German language, is a private paper by Andrej Bernard Smolnikar titled Friedensbotschaft an alle Volker. It started in Philadelphia 50 years before the first issue of the Amerikanski Slovenec.