Well over a century after Armenians started coming to America in any substantial numbers, the history and culture of various Armenian-American communities has yet to be comprehensively explored.
The Armenian communities in the New World have been shaped, like their Old World counterparts, by geographical, historic, social, and economic forces. The Armenians of New England differ from those of California, and both differ from those elsewhere. However, little attention has been paid to the development and current status of these communities.
This book was born from a conference that was the first to undertake the study of an Armenian community of North America. As both the oldest and still one of the largest and most vibrant Armenian communities in the New World, the culture and heritage of the Armenians of New England is ripe for exploration.
The articles included in this book are a contribution to the understanding of the history of the community, both for Armenians and non-Armenians alike.