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Poles in Michigan

By: Dennis Badaczewski.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2002

Seller ID: 136186

ISBN: 0870136186

Condition: 64 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, notes, bibliography, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press


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 successive wave of settlement has enriched and enlivened Michigan culture. Yet, Paczki Day and Polish festivals represent a relatively small portion of the Polish experience. Commitments both to reli-gious and ethnic identity, and a belief in the American vision of landowner-ship and success, have combined to create a mainstream ethnic community abun... View more info