1st Edition

The Greek Revolution and the Greek Diaspora in the United States

Edited By Maria Kaliambou Copyright 2023
    120 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the question of historical awareness within the Greek communities in the diaspora, adding a new perspective on the discussion about the Greek Revolution of 1821 by including the forgotten Greeks in the United States and Canada.

    The purpose of this volume is to discuss the impact of the Greek Revolution as manifested in various discourses. It is celebrated by the Greek communities, taught in Greek schools, covered in the local newspapers. It is an inspiration for literary, artistic, and theatrical creations. The chapters reflect a broad range of disciplines (history, literature, art history, ethnology, and education), offering both historical and contemporary reflections. This volume produces new knowledge about the Greeks in the United States and Canada for the last 100 years.

    The Greek Revolution and the Greek Diaspora in the United States will attract scholars, students, and public readers of Modern Greek Studies and Greek American Studies, as well as those interested in comparative history, diaspora and ethnic studies, memory studies, and cultural studies.

    1. A History of AHEPA’s Commemorations of 1821

    Alexander Kitroeff

    2. "Hellenes of Toronto, Proud of Canadianism". Commemorating the 1821 Revolution in Canada, 1920s-2021

    Sakis Gekas

    3. Architecture, Abolition, Revolution: Greek American Revival (1920s) of the American Greek Revival (1820s)

    Kostis Kourelis

    4. Representations of the Greek Revolution in Greek American Publications

    Maria Kaliambou

    5. Celebrating the 150 Years of the Greek Revolution in Greek Orthodox Schools in the United States

    Fevronia Soumakis

    6. Recontextualizing the Bicentenary in Greek America and Beyond: Greek Civic Identities in the Diaspora

    Yiorgos Anagnostou


    Maria Kaliambou is Senior Lector at the Hellenic Studies Program at Yale University. Her research focuses on the dialogue between folklore and book history, particularly in the diaspora. Her current research is on the book culture of Greek American communities.