2-3 / 1992
M. Mark Stolarik

The Slovak Press in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, with Particular Emphasis on the Slovak-American

The founders of the Slovak press in the United States were Jan Slovensky and Julius Wolf who in 1885 launched the Amerikanszko-Szlovenszke Noviny (American-Slovak News) weekly. Between 1885 and 1918 as many as 121 newspapers and reviews were launched, more than a half of them having lived less then one year. Of those established between 1885 and 1891, only three survived until 1918. The author outlines the development and orientation of these publications and compares them to the press in the homeland.