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A Polish Son in the Motherland: An American's Journey Home Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village: Images of America Busia: School Days on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother
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The author's search begins inauspiciously, but he soon meets a local wine merchant and her son, who are eager to reveal the secrets of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, the town near which his grandmother was born. With them, he begins to master his ancestral langua Home to Chicago's Polish Village, impressive examples of sacred and industrial architecture, and the legendary Olson Waterfall, Avondale is often tagged as "the neighborhood that built Chicago." Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village she Busia: School Days on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother. A charming chronicle of four years in the life of a young boy and his grandmother living on a farm in rural Michigan in the early 1950's at a time when telephones and televisions had not entered t
by Leonard Kniffel by Jacob Kaplan, Daniel Pogorzelski, Rob Reid and Elisa Addlesperger
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Busia: Seasons on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother Casimir Pulaski in Polish and American Consciousness Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback
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Busia: Seasons on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother. The book chronicles one year in the life of a young boy and his grandmother on a farm in Michigan in the 1950s. Casimir Pulaski in Polish and American Consciousness Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback
by Leonard Kniffel Edited by Janusz Maciejewski, Ewa Bem-Wisniewska and Jacek Wojcicki by David R. Collins
Chicago's Polish Downtown: Images of America Cleveland's Slavic Village: Images of America Count Casimir Pulaski: From Poland to America, a Hero's Fight for Liberty
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Polish Downtown is Chicago's oldest Polish settlement and was the capital of American Polonia from the 1870s through the first half of the 20th century. Nearly all Polish undertakings of any consequence in the U.S. during that time either started or... Slavic Village began as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a parcel of land surveyed and populated with East Coast residents seeking adventure and fortune in the 19th century. This is the story of Count Casimir Pulaski in words, pictures and photographs written for children in grades 4 - 8 and is part of the American History series of books titled "The Library of American Lives and Times". Heavily illustrated on glossy paper an
by Victoria Granacki By Sandy Mitchell in association with the Slavic Village Historical Society by AnnMarie Francis Kajencki
Detroit's Lost Poletown: The Little Neighborhood That Touched a Nation Detroit's Mount Elliott Cemetery by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America Detroit's Mount Olivet Cemetery by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America
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Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had a store on every corner. Its theaters, restaurants and schools thrived, and its churches catered to a multiplicity of denominations. In 1981, General Motors anno Mount Elliott Cemetery is Detroit's oldest extant cemetery, started by the Catholic community in 1841. The consecrated ground is named for architect Robert T. Elliott, who was instrumental in purchasing the land and was the first interment. Mount Olivet was the second Catholic cemetery developed by the Mount Elliott Cemetery Association. Now surrounded by city, Mount Olivet was nestled in the countryside when it opened in 1888. Directions in 1900 instructed visitors to reach the cemetery via
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Detroit's Polonia by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America Hamtramck Hamtramck Haunts
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More than a century has passed since the first Poles settled in Detroit. The first communities were established on the east side of Detroit, but the colony expanded rapidly to the west neighborhoods, and Poles in Detroit still identify themselves as East Fueled by a massive immigrant influx in the early 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a small farming village to a major industrial town in the space of 10 years. This phenomenal growth attracted national attention Hamtramck Haunts describes coming of age in a working class family of Polish immigrants, bent on making a living in America. Hamtramck was a bustling city of 50,000 in the 1930s, completely surrounded by Detroit and still is. The personal history gives a
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Hamtramck: The Driven City: The Making of America Series Hamtramck: Soul Of A City: Images of America Hamtramck: The World War II Years: Images of America
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Surrounded completely by the city of Detroit, Hamtramck is today home to 24,000 residents, but its small size-just 2.1 square miles-belies its expansive history and the influence this remarkable community has had far beyond its borders. Hamtramck:  Soul Of A City - Since its founding in 1798, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan has evolved from a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit into a nationally recognized town of culture and character. Hamtramck: The World War II Years presents a portrait of the city at war. It tells and shows how Hamtramckans coped in a challenging time that demanded strength, dedication, and sacrifice. Hamtramckans stood up and delivered all that was required—and more
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Hamtramck: Then And Now Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski Isadore's Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town
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Few towns in America have undergone a transformation like Hamtramck. From a farming community of 3,500 people in 1910, it became an industrial powerhouse of 48,000 by 1920. Presents the life of the American Revolutionary War hero, from his childhood in Poland to his role in developing a cavalry unit for the American patriots and his death in battle. This book has large color drawings on every page and is excellent for childr A gripping account of the mysterious disappearance of a young Felician nun in a northern Michigan town in 1907 and the national controversy that followed when her remains were discovered 11 years later in the basement of the local Polish church.
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Jean Hoxie - The Robin Hood of Tennis Journey Into Poland: My Roots in Grandfather's Village Legendary Locals of Hamtramck
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The story of Jean Hoxie cannot go untold. Within the following pages, you will experience a woman who dedicated a good portion of her life to bring out the champion in ordinary kids through tennis. Journey Into Poland is a memoir about family and the search for my roots, but it’s more than that. I wanted to introduce you to its enchanting beauty; its friendly, obliging people; and sprinkle in some of its history one must know in order to understand Fueled by phenomenal growth in the early part of the 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a farming community to a major industrial city in the space of a decade. Thousands of immigrants flooded into the city to work in the new auto factories.
by Jean Maddern Pitrone by Janet Hudon Hartman
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Murder in Hamtramck: Historic Crimes of Passion & Coldblooded Killings Paczki Day - Stories About Growing Up In Detroit Poles in Michigan
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Founded in 1798, Hamtramck shrank in size even as it grew in population. Stuffing tens of thousands of people in 2.1 square miles is bound to breed conflict, and many of those conflicts boiled over into murder. Sunday, September 7, 1884, was supposed to This book is a mix of stories about growing up in Detroit, going to Catholic school, and the Polish people in the fifties and sixties. The author tried his best to present everything in this book accurately despite not having a research staff like the fam One of the most vibrant and influential ethnic groups in Michigan, Poles have a long history of migration and settlement in the Great Lakes State. From Michigan's earliest Polish marriage (in 1762) to the most recent post-Cold War migrations, each success
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Poles In Minnesota Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community Polish Pittsburgh: Images Of America Series
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Polish Americans have been part of Minnesota history since before the state's founding. Taking up farms along newly laid rail networks, Polish immigrants fanned across the countryside in small but important concentrations. In cities like Winona and St. James S. Pula defines what it has meant to be Polish in America since the first large groups of Poles left the Old Country - what they called "Stary Kraj" - for the New more than 150 years ago. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Pittsburgh, also known as “Steel City,” was the largest steel-producing center in the United States. With its need for labor in the steel industry, Pittsburgh had an insatiable hunger for workers.
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by James S. Pula By Stanley States, PhD
   
 
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