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The Poles in America, 1608-1972; a chronology and fact book. Compiled and edited by Frank Renkiewicz.


Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Oceana Publications, 1973.
ISBN 9780379005028, 0379005026

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Subjects Américains d'origine polonaise -- Histoire -- Chronologie.
Américains d'origine polonaise -- Histoire -- Sources.
Poles -- United States.
Polish Americans -- History.
Polish Americans.
Polonais -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- Chronologie.
Polonais -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- Sources.
United States -- History.
Series Ethnic chronology series ; no. 9.
Description viii, 128 pages 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-126).
Summary Chronologically traces the history and accomplishments of Poles in the United States from 1608-1972. Includes reproductions of documents pertinent to Polish-American history.
Contents Chronology (1608-1972) -- The Poles at Jamestown: "for the benifitt of the country hereafter" (1585-1619) -- Kazimierz Pulaski: I came to hazard all for the freedom of America" (1779) -- Kosciuszko's will: "to make themselves happy as possible" (1797) -- Refugees of the Revolution of 1830: "we wish to plant in these United States a second Poland" (1834) -- Gaspard Tochman: "to save the principles which underlie the Constitution of the United States" (1861) -- The church of St. Stanislaus Kostka: "wherever there is a priest, a church, wherever a parish is being created, there Polish life grows vigorously" (1907) -- Community theater: "the great school of national virtues and the higher emotions" (1907) -- The fraternal association: "for mutual moral and material assistance" (1900-1907) -- United immigrants: "the resulting organization while serving the purposes of the Polish cause will be not only useful but indispensable for the private interests of every one of its members" (1879) -- The future of the immigrants: "with how much dignity will the Poles wear on their heads the crown of American citizenship" (1881) -- The identity of the immigrant: "faith as the basis of Polonism" (1913) -- The Polish Roman Catholic union: "this 'insurance association' often becomes here the guardian angel of the lonely immigrant (1913) -- The Constitution of the Polish National Alliance: "a more perfect unification of the Polish emigrants" (1913) -- The immigrant letter: "I see you not, and I hear you not" (1909-1910) -- The Americanization of an immigrant" "I hope you will understand whate I mean" (1914) -- The view from outside: "as a people, they have been much abused" (1916) -- The immigrant and Poland: "the American Polonia until now has not been very productive for the Polish cause" (1913) -- The World War and Poland: "protest of the Polish women's alliance against peace at any price" (1915) -- The end of the war: "the Polish National Alliance has been victorious on the whole front" (1918) -- Polish America and the future of Poland: "we here must be officially first of all Americans -- of Polish origin and with sincere Polish sympathies, but Americans" (1919) -- World War and Cold War: "Poland's case is a criterion of international morality" (1945) -- Edmund Muskie: "this is our heritage" (1966) -- Eugene Kusielewicz: "reflections on the cultural condition of the Polish American community" (1969) -- Detroit's black-Polish conference: "a statement of purpose" (1969) -- A young Polish American speaks up: "the myth of the melting pot" (1970) -- The meaning of the 3rd of May in 1972: "a revolution in reverse (1972).
Genre History.
Geographic Area Poland
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)579625
(OCoLC)ocm00579625
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Renkiewicz, Frank, 1935-1993.
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