Date of Award
Michael M. Luther
The period 1917-1920 has a special significance in the history of the Ukrainian nation. It witnessed a sisyphean effort on the part of the Ukrainian people to attain independent statehood. This attempt to secure sovereignity by a vital part of the former Russian Empire met with forceful opposition from within the land of the Tsars and from without. In order for Ukraine to stake her claim among the nations of the world, it was essential her that the various factions within her body politic coalesce so that strong allies could be included to support her cause.
Buryk, Michael J., "The United States and the Territorial Integrity of the Russian Empire: An Examination of the Development of an American Policy Toward Ukraine, Nov. 1917 - Dec, 1920" (1975). CUNY Academic Works.