Poles in Minnesota
    (2009)

    Nonfiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009
Made available through hoopla
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9780873517492 (electronic bk.) MWT11809426, 0873517490 (electronic bk.) 11809426
LANGUAGE
English
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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. Paul, Northeast Minneapolis and Duluth, as well as on the Iron Range, Polish American workers helped drive a growing industrial and agricultural economy.In this highly readable volume, author John Radzilowski tells the story of the Polish Americans, many of them political refugees, who created and sustained community institutions across Minnesota. He describes how they developed a significant literary tradition, published newspapers, and built distinctive churches that still adorn the landscape, and he traces the careers of individuals who immigrated with little and built businesses and new lives. This deft overview, filled with intriguing details, shows how Polish Americans established their own cultural identity within the state

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