In the Ideals of Women is the Strength of a Nation: A History of the Polish Women's Alliance of America

In the Ideals of Women is the Strength of a Nation: A History of the Polish Women's Alliance of America

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In the Ideals of Women is the Strength of a Nation: A History of the Polish Women's Alliance of America by Angela Pienkos, Donald Pienkos

Conceived in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, the Polish Women's Alliance of America has risen to be the largest fraternal insurance and benefit ethnically based society of women. The national office is now located in Park Ridge, Illinois and there are chapters in sixteen states. More than 600,000 women have belonged to the PWA of A, whose original mission was to represent women as equal members with men in working towards the betterment of the Polish-American community. Its official publication, Glos Polek (The Voice of Polish Women), plays an important role in Polish-American life. This is the story, told for the first time in English, of the often-heroic efforts of five generations of women activists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880335300
Publisher: East European Monographs
Publication date: 08/13/2003
Series: East European Monographs
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Angela Pienkos, Executive Director of the Polish Center of Wisconsin, is the editor of Ethnic Politics in Urban America: The Polish Experience in Four Cities and the author of The Imperfect Autocrat: Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich and the Polish Congress Kingdom.Donald Pienkos is a member of the Board of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.Both have served as presidents of the Polish American Historical Association.

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