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Signed lithograph with the calligraphic text of the Pittsburgh Agreement, May 31, 1918.
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signed lithograph with the calligraphic text of the Pittsburgh Agreement.

Credit: The Library and Archives Division of The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Written at a meeting of Slovak-American and Czech-American activists and adopted on May 31, 1918, the Pittsburgh Agreement reflected Thomas Garrigue Masaryk’s long-held vision of an independent Czech and Slovak nation based on an American-style representative democracy that transcended cultural differences

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