A Curious Identity Shift Among “Little Russian” US Emigrants in Autumn 1914

Similar shift happened in Austrian Halychyna shortly before WWI and most definitely during the Great War…

Note that the Austrians were rather successful in their support for Ukrainian nationalism, and the USA were neutral in 1914. Ruthenian and Little Russian is used interchangeably here. Although Little Russia was the area around the Dnieper River, Ruthenia is a Latin corruption of Rus.

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