Great news today!
Dr. Karel D. Bicha is a most knowledgeable and wonderful resource for those of us studying Bohmian (Czech) genealogy, family history, and the early immigration to the United States from Bohemia, now a portion of the Czech Republic. Dr. Bicha is a Professor Emeritus of History with Marquette University. I only wish I would have had him for a Professor, but now we can still learn from him here!
I have recently been in touch with Dr. Bicha to discuss several of his works. Two have made their way to my ‘Go To’ List for Bohemian (Czech) Genealogy research. These two are “Settling Accounts with an Old Adversary: The Decatholicization of Czech American Immigrants” and “Hunkies: Stereotyping Slavic Immigrants in America 1850-1920”.
Dr. Bicha has written some other marvelous resources as well. I have just ordered his book “Oklahoma Czechs” and a few of his articles from Journals around the US and Canada.
I am thrilled to let you all know that just today Dr. Bicha agreed to allow me to share one of his works here on the Onward To Our Past® site! This is going to be a nice piece of background and possibly leads for anyone working with their Bohemian (Czech) ancestry in Wisconsin. Dr. Bicha has given permission to publish his work entitled “The Czechs in Wisconsin History” that first appeared in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, Volume 53, Number 3, 1970.
I hope you find this enjoyable and if you have any Bohemian ancestors in Wisconsin helpful as well!
There you have it folks! The whole article, right here for your reading and studying pleasure courtesy of Dr. Bicha!
Stay tuned as we bring you more from Dr. Bicha in the future.
Onward To Our Past,