Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation

Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation

by Mark Bielski


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612003580
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2016
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Bielski is a director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours and the Ambrose Institute in New Orleans, where he is involved in business and educational development, historical guiding, lecturing and itinerary design for tours that primarily involve World War II and the American Civil War. He has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Birmingham (England), and an M.A. and B.A. in English from Georgetown and Tulane Universities, respectively. His career has involved academics, history and journalism, and he is a member of the American Historical Association and the Society for Military History.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xiii

Explanatory Notes xv

Chapter 1 Bearing the Standard in America 1

Chapter 2 On the Approach to War 9

2.1 Polish Concepts of Freedom 10

2.2 Becoming Americans 16

2.3 Attitudes on the Eve of War 29

Chapter 3 Allies to Adversaries 41

3.1 Gaspard Tochman 42

3.2 Adam Gurowski 57

3.3 Ignatius Szymanski 65

Chapter 4 Adventurers and Patriots 81

4.1 Ludwik Zychlinski 82

4.2 Valery Sulakowski 99

Chapter 5 The Model New American Officers 113

5.1 Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski 114

5.2 Joseph Kargé 157

Chapter 6 Undying Grey and Dyed Blue 185

6.1 Peter Kiolbassa and the Silesian Poles of Texas 186

6.2 Leon Jastremski 202

Chapter 7 Reweaving an Uneasy Fabric 227

Appendices 231

Notes 237

Acknowledgements 273

Bibliography 275

Index 293

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