The Polish Community Of Chicopee

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The Polish Community Of Chicopee

Author : Stephen R. Jendrysik
ISBN : 0738538922
Genre : History
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The first group of Polish immigrants to come to Chicopee arrived in 1880. These Poles filled many of the manufacturing jobs in the city's two large textile mills. In less than 30 years from their arrival, this aggressive, self-assured group boasted more Polish-owned businesses than any other community in New England. The Polish Community of Chicopee chronicles an immigrant population that was fiercely dedicated to the ideals of free enterprise and democratic pluralism.
Category: History


Author : Michele Plourde-Barker
ISBN : 0738590061
Genre : History
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Introduced in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the town's incorporation, Chicopee traces the history of this Western Massachusetts community from its first settlement in the 1660s to the growth spurt of the post-World War II era. Much of the community's early built environment changed during Chicopee's transformation from town to city, and this fascinating new book reveals the lost elements of the landscape. From covered bridges over the Chicopee and Connecticut Rivers to early farms, readers will see much that has disappeared from Chicopee over time. The 200 vintage images displayed in this volume depict lost schools and churches, local businesses, shops, and factories, as well as the factory workers, entrepreneurs, farmers, recent immigrants, and other townspeople who populated these institutions. Longtime residents will find that the book conjures up many memories, and newer ones will see Chicopee as they've never seen it before.
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Chicopee In The 1940s

Author : Stephen R. Jendrysik
ISBN : 9781439619964
Genre : Photography
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In 1935, Chicopee was a small city struggling to emerge from a crippling depression and economic collapse. In 1936, the Connecticut River flooded, turning Chicopee’s Willimansett section into a giant lake, and on September 21, 1938, a storm roared up the Connecticut Valley with winds of over 100 miles per hour. Rain flooded the already devastated streets and wiped out the Chicopee Falls Bridge. Between these disasters, the U.S. Congress passed the Wilcox Act, and in 1939, Secretary of War Harry W. Woodring announced that the tobacco plains of Chicopee had been selected as the site for the Northeast’s Army Air Corps base. The super base, named Westover Field, was the largest air base in the country by 1942. During World War II, Chicopee would be one of four cities in Massachusetts to produce over a billion dollars worth of war materials, and following the war, the city grew and prospered at a record pace.
Category: Photography

Polish American Studies

Author : Konstantin Symmons-Symonolewicz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021188789
Genre : Poles
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Category: Poles


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123078409
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

A History Of The Poles In America To 1908 Poles In The Eastern And Southern States

Author : Wacław Kruszka
ISBN : 081320870X
Genre : History
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This volume is the third in a four-volume translation of Father Waclaw Kruszka's history of the Poles in the United States. Concentrating on Polish settlements in the eastern and southern states, it considers the Polish contribution to early economic, religious and social developments.
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Last Of The Titans

Author : Daniel S. Buczek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118009344
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Polish American Studies

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007030013
Genre : Polish Americans
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Category: Polish Americans

Transatlantic Subjects

Author : Ioanna Laliotou
ISBN : 0226468577
Genre : History
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The early twentieth century was marked by massive migration of southern Europeans to the United States. Transatlantic Subjects views this diaspora through the lens of Greek migrant life to reveal the emergence of transnational forms of subjectivity. According to Ioanna Laliotou, cultural institutions and practices played an important role in the formation of migrant subjectivities. Reconstructing the cultural history of migration, her book points out the relationship between subjectivity formation and cultural practices and performances, such as publishing, reading, acting, storytelling, consuming, imitating, parading, and traveling. Transatlantic Subjects then locates the development of these practices within key sites and institutions of cultural formation, such as migrant and fraternal associations, educational institutions, state agencies and nongovernmental organizations, mental institutions, coffee shops, the church, steamship companies, banks, migration services, and chambers of commerce. Ultimately, Laliotou explores the complex and situational entanglements of migrancy, cultural nationalism, and the politics of self. Reading against the grain of hegemonic narratives of cultural and migration histories, she reveals how migrancy produced distinctive forms of sociality during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Pioneer Valley

Author : Guy A. McLain
ISBN : WISC:89064063282
Genre : Connecticut River Valley
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Who S Who In Polish America

Author : Francis Bolek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012017757
Genre : Polish Americans
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The Polish Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015062021483
Genre : Poland
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Polish Radio Broadcasting In The United States

Author : Józef Migała
ISBN : UOM:39015014327210
Genre : History
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An empirical study on the nature, extent and social political and culturaly significance of radio broadcasting for the Polish-American ethnic community.
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Going Home

Author : Jonathan D. Shea
ISBN : WISC:89096122221
Genre : Poland
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Category: Poland

The Polish National Catholic Church

Author : Polish National Catholic Church of America. General Synod
ISBN : UOM:39015056462909
Genre : Religion
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-- Thomas E. Bird, Polish Review
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