All Roads Lead to Jackson
Book presentation and signing on Friday, January 17, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
California History Center, De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014.
All Roads Lead to Jackson: Serbian American Contributions in Amador County, CA since the Gold Rush, is a new book available from Sebastian Press.
Author Milina Jovanović offers a unique compilation of individual and family immigration stories that describe enormous contributions to the development of California and significant community involvement In this version of people's history Jovanović chronicles how Serbian Americans have strengthened community, region, state, and country through the endeavors and struggles of 150 years. This book also focuses on women's contributions that are too often overlooked. Ms. Jovanović's study reveals that Jackson not only remains an original and symbolic home to Serbian Americans and Serbian Orthodox religion, but also an oasis where the Serbian community has preserved its positive reputation and social influence.
Praise for the Book:
Here we can see how Serbian-Americans helped lead the way in the development of a viable and valuable society in California from Gold Rush days to modern times.
- Michael Pareirti, author of The Face of Imperialism, To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia and many other books
Social scientist Milina Jovanović passionately and thoroughly documents - using statistical analysis and oral history - the ways the Serbian community of long-standing in the historic mining town of Jackson, California, has met extraordinary challenges to success in the adopted land.
- Lisa Christiansen, Librarian/Archivist at the California History Center, De Anza College
Every ethnic group in America deserves as fine a study as this about its contributions to the United States, but none more so than Serbian-Americans, whose achievements until this book have remained largely in the shadow of obscurity and discrimination resulting from a one-sided view of the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
- Joe Lauria, journalist and author of Political Odyssey
Here is the beautifully told account of an immigrant community that reaches back to the Gold Rush days.
-Greg Elich, Balkan expert, author of Strange Liberators
Milina Jovanović's "All Roads Lead to Jackson" explores Serbian American contributions to the making of the United States, in general, and California, specifically.
- George Wright, Professor Emeritus, Skyline College, author of The Distraction of a Nation
"All Roads Lead to Jackson" is simply the best account of the rich and distinct Serbian American contributions to the social and cultural life of Amador County.
- Andrej Grubacic, Associate Professor, CHS, author of Don't Mourn, Balkanize!