Around the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of Czechs left their homelands in Bohemia and Moravia and came to the United States. While many settled in major American cities, others headed to rural areas out west where they could claim their own land for farming. In From Praha to Prague, Philip D. Smith examines how the Czechs who founded and settled in Prague, Oklahoma, embraced the economic and cultural activities of their American hometown while maintaining their ethnic identity.
Philip D. Smith is an Assistant Professor of History at Tulsa Community College and lives in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He will be signing copies of his work at Barnes and Noble Southroads this Sunday, December 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The book store is located at 5231 East 41st Street, Tulsa.