The Polish Americans

The Polish Americans

by Donna Lock

Polish emigrants left their homeland for many of the same reasons as did other ethnic groups: poverty, religious intolerance, hardship, and a strict government. Yet in America's melting pot, the Polish have maintained a stronger hold on their traditions and customs than most of the other immigrant groups that arrived in North America during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is due in part to the closeness of the ethnic Polish neighborhoods that grew up in the industrial cities where many immigrants settled. Today, prominent Polish-American associations work to ensure that people with Polish ancestry will never forget their proud heritage.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-0616-4
$22.95

Paperback

ISBN 978-1-4222-0683-6
$9.95
2009
973.049 LOC
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches
64 pages
1040

Part of the Series: Major American Immigration



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