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This assortment addresses the new rebirth of curiosity in immigrant letters. As those letters are more and more obvious as key, instead of incidental, files within the interpretations of gender, age, social category, and ethnicity/nationality, the students amassed the following reveal a variety of latest ways to their interpretation.
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But here we see a government-in-exile appropriating one of the functions of a sovereign state, employing it to preserve a claim to national status, promulgate knowledge of iconic symbols and historical events, and raise revenue for the nationalist cause. Lemiski explains how the post became “a weapon in the ongoing domestic and international political struggles,” why the Ukrainian experience stands as unique among similar nationalist projects, and how the example of the Government-in-Exile was emulated by other Ukrainian diaspora organizations and, eventually, by the post-Soviet state.
Kukushkin reviews the correspondence received from temporary labor migrants by the Canadian consular representatives of the twentieth-century Russian czarist state. For workers isolated from fellow countrymen and from community institutions, the consuls were representatives of an accustomed power structure that could be approached using familiar strategies. Both Kukushkin and Schunka explore how the structure and language of submissions to ancien regime paternalist states reinforced their supplicatory function.
Such donors still maintain a slight edge among writers with some secondary education but no diploma. However, at the level of a secondary diploma or above, Column A is ahead in every category, not overwhelmingly so, but clearly and significantly. In fact, Column A holds a 12:4 lead over Column B at these higher levels of education. 3 classifies the motives for writers’ emigration by the educational level of the letters’ donors. 2 Educational Level of Donors Relative to that of Letter-Writers Education of Emigrant Deficient Primary Primary Some Secondary Secondary Diploma Bachelor Level University or Professional School No Data Total A: Better Educated Donors 1 13 7 5 5 2 B: Less Educated Donors 3 17 9 0 3 1 Indirect Donors, Archives 4 13 2 3 0 0 Total 8 43 18 8 8 3 2 5 0 7 N ϭ 35 N ϭ 38 N ϭ 22 N ϭ 95 36 WOLFGANG HELBICH AND WALTER D.