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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Polish Americans.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bukowczyk, John J. And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish Americans. Indiana University Press, 1987.

· Bukowczyk, John J. Polish Americans and Their History. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.

· Gladsky, Thomas S. and Rita Gladsky, eds. Something of My Very Own to Say: American Women Writers of Polish Descent. East European Monographs/Columbia University Press, 1998.

· Kula, Witold, Nina Assorodobraj-Kula, Marcin Kula, and Josephine Wtulich, eds. Writing Home: Immigrants in Brazil and the United States, 1890-1891. Trans. Josephine Wtulich. East European Monographs/Columbia University Press, 1986.

· Pula, James S. Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community. Twayne, 1995.

· Radzialowski, Thaddeus C. "The View from a Polish Ghetto: Some Observations on the First One Hundred Years in Detroit." Ethnicity 1, no. 2 (July 1974): 125-50.

Other Excellent Sources

· Blejwas, Stanislaus A. and Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, eds. Pastor of the Poles: Polish-American Essays Presented to Right Reverend Monsignor John P. Wodarski in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of His Ordination. Polish Studies Program Monographs, 1982.

· Brozek, Andrzej. Polish Americans, 1854-1939. Interpress, 1985.

· Kruszka, Waclaw. A History of Poles in America to 1908, James S. Pula, ed., Krystyna Jankowski, trans. Catholic University of America Press, 1993-97. In four volumes.

· Kuniczak, W.S. My Name is Million: An Illustrated History of Poles in America. Doubleday, 1978.

· Renkiewicz, Frank, ed. The Polish Presence in Canada and America. Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1982.

· Thomas, William I. and Florian Znaniecki. The Polish Peasant in Europe and America, 2d ed. Dover Publications, 1958; reprint of 1919-1920.


· Blejwas, Stanislaus A. "Stanislaw Osada: Immigrant Nationalist," Polish American Studies 50, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 23-50.

· Brozek, Andrzej. "Historiography of Polish Emigration in North America," Immigration History Newsletter 18, no. 1 (1986): 1-4.

· Bukowczyk, John J. "'Harness for Posterity the Values of a Nation': Fifty Years of the Polish American Historical Association and Polish American Studies," Polish American Studies 50, no. 2 (Autumn 1993): 5-110.

· Cienciala, Anna M. "Foundations of Polish-American Scholarship: Karol Wachtl," Polish American Studies 50, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 51-73.

· Mostwin, Danuta. "Thomas and Znaniecki's The Polish Peasant in Europe and America: The Survival of the Book," Polish American Studies 50, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 75-84.

· Pula, James S. "Review of Research on Polish America, 1968-1988," Ethnic Forum 9, no. 1-2 (1989): 5-30.

· Szymczak, Robert. "Pioneer Days: Mieczyslaw Haiman and Polish-American Historiography," Polish American Studies 50, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 7-22.


· Bukoski, Anthony. "Polonaise," Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature 1, no. 2 (Winter 1995): 53-55.

· Klinkenborg, Verlyn. The Last Fine Time. Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.

· Kula, Witold, Nina Assorodobraj-Kula, Marcin Kula, and Josephine Wtulich, eds. Writing Home: Immigrants in Brazil and the United States, 1890-1891, trans. Josephine Wtulich. East European Monographs, 1986.

· Morawska, Ewa. For Bread With Butter: The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1940. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

· Morawska, Ewa. "The Labor Migrations of Poles in the Atlantic World Economy, 1880-1914," Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, no. 2 (April 1989).

· Novak, Michael. The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics: Politics and Culture in the Seventies. Macmillian, 1971, 1972.

· Walaszek, Adam. "'How Could It All Appear So Rosy?'-Re-emigrants from the United States in Poland, 1919-1924," Polish American Studies 49, no. 2 (Autumn 1992): 43-60.


· Baker, T. Lindsay. The First Polish Americans: Silesian Settlements in Texas. Texas A and M University Press, 1979.

· Bodnar, John, Roger Simon, and Michael P. Weber. Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960. University of Illinois Press, 1982.

· Goc, Michael. Native Realm: The Polish-American Community of Portage County, Wisconsin, 1857-1992. Worzalla Publishing, 1992.

· Kajencki, Francis C. Poles in the Nineteenth Century Southwest. Southwest Polonia Press, 1990.

· Kolinski, Dennis. "Polish Rural Settlement in America," Polish American Studies 52, no. 2 (Autumn 1995): 21-55.

· Radzilowski, John. Out on the Wind: Poles and Danes in Lincoln County, Minnesota, 1880-1905. Crossings Press, 1992, 1995.

· Wrobel, Paul. Our Way: Family, Parish, and Neighborhood in a Polish-American Community. Notre Dame University Press, 1979.


· Greene, Victor. Faith and Fatherland: The Rise of Polish and Lithuanian Ethnic Consciousness in America. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1975.

· Greene, Victor. The Slavic Community on Strike: Immigrant Labor in Pennsylvania Anthracite. Notre Dame University Press, 1965.

· Kantowicz, Edward R. Polish-American Politics in Chicago, 1888-1940. University of Chicago Press, 1975.

· Novak, Michael. The Guns of Lattimer: The True Story of a Massacre and a Trial, August 1897-March 1898. Basic Books, 1978.

· Nowak, Margaret Collingwood. Two Who Were There: A Biography of Stanley Nowak. Wayne State University Press, 1989.

· Pacyga, Dominic. Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922. Ohio State University Press, 1991.

· Pienkos, Angela T., ed. Ethnic Politics in Urban America: The Polish Experience in Four Cities. Polish American Historical Association, 1978.

· Pula, James S. and Eugene E. Dziedzic. United We Stand: The Role of Polish Workers in the New York Mills Textile Strikes, 1912 and 1916. East European Monographs, 1990.

· Radzialowski, Thaddeus. "The Competition for Jobs and Racial Stereotypes: Poles and Blacks in Chicago," Polish American Studies 33, no. 2 (Autumn 1976): 5- 18.

· Ubriaco, Robert D. Jr. "Bread and Butter Politics or Foreign Policy Concerns? Class versus Ethnicity in the Middlewestern Polish-American Community during the 1946 Congressional Elections," Polish American Studies 51, no. 2 (Autumn 1994): 5-32.


· Anker, Laura. "Women, Work, and Family: Polish, Italian, and Eastern European Immigrants in Industrial Connecticut, 1890-1940," Polish American Studies 45, no. 2 (Autumn 1988): 23-49.

· Buczek, Daniel S. "Polish Americans and the Roman Catholic Church," Polish Review 21, no. 3 (1976).

· Greene, Victor. A Passion for Polka: Old-Time Ethnic Music in America. University of California Press, 1992.

· Kolinski, Dennis. "Shrines and Crosses in Rural Wisconsin," Polish American Studies 51, no. 2 (Autumn 1994): 33-47.

· Kuzniewski, Anthony. Faith and Fatherland: The Polish Church War in Wisconsin, 1896-1918. Notre Dame University Press 1980

· Orton, Lawrence D. Polish Detroit and the Kolasinski Affair. Wayne State University Press, 1981.

· Pienkos, Donald E. One Hundred Years Young: A History of the Polish Falcons of America, 1887-1987. East European Monographs, 1987.

· Pienkos, Donald E. PNA: A Centennial History of the Polish National Alliance of the United States of North America. East European Monographs, 1984.

· Radzialowski, Thaddeus C. "Immigrant Nationalism and Feminism: Glos Polek and the Polish Women's Alliance in America, 1898-1917," Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science 2, no. 2 (Winter 1977): 183-203.

· Radzialowski, Thaddeus C. "Immigrant Women and Their Daughters," Fiedorczyk Lecture in Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University, April 19, 1990.

· Radzialowski, Thaddeus C. "Reflections on the History of the Felicians in America," Polish American Studies 32, no. 1 (Spring 1975): 19-28.

· Wawrykiewicz, Malgorzata. "Polish American Fraternals: Between Ethnic Organizations and Insurance Institutions," Ethnic Forum 7, no. 2 (1987): 76-92.


· Kulikowski, Mark. "A Bibliography on Polish Americans, 1981-1985," Polish American Studies 43, no. 2 (Autumn 1986): 40-109.

· Kulikowski, Mark. "A Bibliography on Polish Americans, 1986-1990," Polish American Studies 48, no. 2 (Autumn 1991): 39-79.

· Pula, James S. and Marilyn N. Pula, eds. An Index to Polish American Studies, 1944-1973. Polish American Historical Association, 1977.

· Sanders, Irwin T. and Ewa Morawska. Polish-American Community Life: A Survey of Research. A joint publication of the department of sociology, Boston University, and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, 1975.

· Zurawski, Joseph W., ed. Polish American History and Culture: A Classified Bibliography. Polish Museum of America, 1975.


· Bukoski, Anthony. Children of Strangers. Southern Methodist University Press, 1993.

· Bukoski, Anthony. Polonaise. Southern Methodist University Press, 1999.

· Bukoski, Anthony. "Polonaise," Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature 1, no. 2 (Winter 1995): 53-55.

· Contoski, Victor, ed. Blood of Their Blood: An Anthology of Polish-American Poetry. New Rivers Press in association with the American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs, 1980.

· Minczeski, John, ed. Concert at Chopin's House: A Collection of Polish-American Writing. New Rivers Press, 1987.

· Minczeski, John. Gravity. Texas Tech University Press, 1991.

· Parejko, Ken. Remember Me Dancing. Badger Books, 1996.

· Strempek Shea, Suzanne. Hoopi Shoopi Donna. Pocket Books, 1996.

· Strempek Shea, Suzanne. Selling the Lite of Heaven. Pocket Books, 1994.

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