Polish Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Polish Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Stanley States


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467127196
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/27/2017
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 513,775
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stanley States, PhD, is a first-generation American whose father and grandparents came to Pittsburgh from Poland in the early 1900s. He has maintained his Polish heritage by attending summer programs at nearby Polish Alliance College as a teenager, dancing in Polish and Lithuanian folk groups, singing in a Polish church choir, belonging to Polish cultural organizations, and visiting his family in Poland. A true Pittsburgher, States had a 36-year career working as a chemist/microbiologist for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 A Brief History of Poland 11

2 Migration from Poland to Pittsburgh 19

3 Immigrant Life in Polish Pittsburgh 31

4 Fraternal Societies 77

5 Churches, Synagogues, Schools, and an Orphanage 85

6 Newspapers and Other Periodicals 111

7 Pittsburgh Poles and the Struggle for an Independent Poland 115

8 Staying in Touch with the Old Country 125

9 Polish Customs and Traditions 133

10 Pittsburgh Polonia Today 145

Bibliography 159

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