Dennice Noveveku (Star of the New Era)
Dennice Noveveku, translated as Star of the New Era, was a Czech-American newspaper published in Cleveland, Ohio.
People of Czech heritage primarily began to migrate to the United States of America in the mid to late 1800s. Cleveland had one of the largest Czech communities in Ohio. Hoping to maintain traditional Czech heritage and beliefs, in 1877, Vaclav Snajdr established Dennice Noveveku, Cleveland's second Czech-language newspaper. The first such newspaper was Pokrok. Dennice Noveveku was published weekly. The paper was especially popular among Czech-American intellectuals. Usually, Snajdr supported Democratic Party principles. He also commonly attacked Roman Catholic Church priests. At Dennice Noveveku's peak, three thousand people subscribed to the paper.
The paper remained in publication until 1911, when Snadjr retired from journalism. Like many other Americans during the late 1800s and the early 1900s, the Czech immigrants viewed Ohio as a land of opportunity, but they also sought, as evidenced with Dennice Noveveku, to maintain many aspects of their traditional culture.
- Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.