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Polish American Studies, the Association's interdisciplinary, refereed scholarly journal, is published twice each year. It is a member of the JSTOR electronic database and is abstracted in Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, and The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. The editors welcome scholarship including articles, edited documents, bibliographies and related materials dealing with all aspects of the history and culture of Poles in the Western Hemisphere. They particularly welcome contributions that place the Polish experience in historical and comparative perspective by examining its relationship to other ethnic experiences.

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Contributions from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences are welcome. Manuscripts or inquiries should be submitted in Microsoft Word via e-mail attachment to the editor at Contributors whose first language is not English should have their work reviewed for clarity prior to submission; however, the journal does provide a free copyediting service for accepted manuscripts in need of some linguistic revision.
Table of contents of past publications:

Polish American Journal - Spring 10 Spring 2010, Volume LXVII, no.1
An Angel at the Piano: Paderewski’s Image and His Female Audience
by Maja Trochimczyk

The Battle Over the Deed to St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church in New York City: A Landmark Court Case
by Anne M. Gurnack, Richard Hunter, and Renee Bradley

Revived Treasures: The Graphic Art Collection at the Polish Museum of America
by Monika Nowak

Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S.: Political Activism of of Ethnic Refugees
by Ieva Zake, ed.
reviewed by John M. Grondelski

Travel Notes: Visiting Polish Settlements in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas
by Stefan Nesterowicz
reviewed by John Radzilowski

A Letter to Serafin
by John Minczeski
reviewed by John Guzlowski

Elephants in Our Bedroom
by Michael Czyzniejewski
reviewed by John Guzlowski

Polish American Journal - Autumn 09 Autumn 2009, Volume LXVI, no.2
From Peasant to Proletarian: Home Ownership in Milwaukee’s Polonia
by Suzanne M. Zukowski

The Battalion That Never Was: Dr. Teofil Starzyski, the OSS, and the Polish American Special Service Unit Project, 1942
by Robert Szymczak

Born a Gypsy: Secondary Migration and Spatial Change in Two Polish Immigrant Communities, 1880-1925
by John Radziowski

Etos niepodlegociowy Polonii amerykaskiej
by Wadysaw Zacharasiewicz
reviewed by John M. Grondelski

Soldiering for Glory: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Frank Schaller, Twenty-second Mississippi Infantry
by Mary W. Schaller and Martin N. Schaller, eds.
reviewed by James S. Pula

Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium
by Dirk Hoerder
reviewed by John J. Bukowczyk

Herodot Polonii amerykaskiej: Mieczysaw Haiman (1888-1949
by Teresa Kaczorowska
reviewed by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

Polish American Journal - Spring 09 Spring 2009, Volume LXVI, no.1
Ethnic Aesthetics: Considering Polish-American Art
by Ann Hetzel Gunkel

Polite Avoidance: The Story Behind the Closing of Alliance College
by Michael T. Urbanski

“The Silent One”: The (Absent) Voiceless Mother in Recent Narratives by Leslie Pietrzyk and Ellen Slezak
by Grazyna J. Kozaczka

A Bibliography on Polish Americans, 2001-2005
by Mark Kulikowski


Testaments: Two Novellas of Emigration and Exile
by Danuta Mostwin
reviewed by Anthony Bukoski

Polish Chicago: Our History—Our Recipe
by Joseph W. Zurawski
reviewed by Thomas J. Napierkowski

Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kociuszko, and Agrippa Hull. A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation
by Gary B. Nash and Graham Russell Gao Hodges
reviewed by James S. Pula

Polish American Journal - Autumn 08 Autumn 2008, Volume LXV, no.2
Presidential Address: Going Beyond: The 2008 Presidential Address
by Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

Jamestown's 400th Anniversary
by James S. Pula

The Identity of the 1608 Jamestown Craftsmen
by Richard J. Orli

The Role of Polish and American Identities in the Future of the Polish National Catholic Church
by Jeffrey M. Jozefski

Polish and Jewish Identities in the Narratives of Ana María Shua
by Silvia G. Dapía

The Acceptance and Rejection of Culture Through Food in Pears on a Willow Tree
by Caroline Schoneweis

Choral Patriotism: The Polish Singers Alliance of America, 1888-1998
by Stanislaus A. Blejwas
reviewed by John Radzilowski

The Pulaski Legion in the American Revolution and American Betrayal: Franklin Roosevelt Casts Poland into Communist Captivity
by Francis Casimir Kajencki
reviewed by James S. Pula

Zygmunt Stojowski: Life and Music
by Joseph A. Herter
reviewed by M. B. B. Biskupski

Pe Ell’s Polish Pioneers
by Leo M. Kowalski
reviewed by John Radzilowski

Poza Gniazdem: Wizerunki emigrantki polskiej w kanadzie w XX wieku
by LMaria Anna Jarochowska
reviewed by John M. Grondelski

Polish American Journal - Spring 08 Spring 2008, Volume LXV, no.1
Ethnic Historical Associations at the Crossroads: An Introduction
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann and Suzanne M. Sinke, p. 7

Dutch American History in Several Settings: the AADAS and Other Visions
by Suzanne M. Sinke, p. 11

The American Italian Historical Association: A View From the Bridge
by Jerome Krase, p. 23

The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community
by Hasia R. Diner, p. 41

The Polish American Historical Association: Looking Back, Looking Forward
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, p. 57

Polish American Historical Association Membership Survey, 2007
by Mary Patrice Erdmans, p. 77

Lightening and Ashes: The Poetry of John Guzlowski
by Thomas J. Napierkowski
, p. 85


Polish American Journal - Autumn 07 Autumn 2007, Volume LXIV, no.2
Introduction to Polish-American Poetry
by John Z. Guzlowski, p. 5

Phil Boiarski, p. 7

Linda Nemec Foster, p. 19

John Z. Guzlowski, p. 31

Leonard Kress, p. 53

Mark Pawlak, p. 67

Cecilia Woloch, p. 81

Magical Polonism: Souls and Spirits of the Ancestors
by Janusz Zalewski, p. 95

Magical Polonism: Souls and Spirits of the Ancestors
by Janusz Zalewski, p. 95

The Exile Mission. The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Pien Versteegh, p. 109


Polish American Journal - Spring 07 Spring 2007, Volume LXIV, no.1
Images of Neighbors and Poles in Early 20th Century Polish American School Books
by Adam Walaszek, p. 5

The Information Policy of the Polish Government-in-Exile Toward the American Public During World War II
by Iwona Draąg Korga, p. 27

Forgotten Ancestors: Nineteenth Century Antecedents of Modern Polonia
by James S. Pula, p. 47

A Profile of Polish Americans: Data From the 2000 U.S. Census
by Jason C. Booza, p. 63

Magical Polonism: Souls and Spirits of the Ancestors
by Janusz Zalewski, p. 75

Is Polish-Jewish Reconciliation in North America Inevitable?
An Incautious Consideration, by M. B. B. Biskupski, p. 79

Making Music in the Polish Tatras. Tourists, Ethnographers, and
Mountain Musicians, Timothy J. Cooley
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Ann Hetzel Gunkel, p. 89

Haller’s Polish Army in France, Paul S. Valasek
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by James S. Pula, p. 90

For More Than Bread: Community and Identity in American Polonia,
1880-1940, William J. Galush
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, p. 91

Poles in Minnesota, John Radzilowski
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by William J. Galush, p. 93


Polish American Journal - Autumn 06 2006 Autumn, Volume LXIII, no.2
In Praise of Work (to Be Done)
by Mary Patrice Erdmans, p. 5

The Unremembered Movement: Abstinence Among Polish Americans
by William Galush, p. 13

Wojciechowo: Polish Immigrants in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1875 to 1925
by John Radziłowski, p. 23

Teofil Starzyński’s Activities to Recruit Polish Soldiers in Canada During the Second World War
by Szymon Szytniewski, p. 59

Haiman and Halecki in Light of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America Archives
by Thaddeus V. Gromada, p. 79

The Grasinski Girls. The Choices They Had and the Choices They Made
by Mary Patrice Erdmans
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Anne Hetzel Gunkel, p. 93

Illuminating the Particular: Photographs of Milwaukee’s South Side
by Christel T. Maass, p. 95

Images of America: The Polish Community of Worcester
by Barbara Proko, John Kraska, Jr., and Janice Baniukiewicz Stickles
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Anthony J. Kuzniewski, SJ, p. 95

Polish American Journal - Spring 06 2006 Spring, Volume LXIII, no.1
The Impact of Mazowsze and Ślaąsk on Polish Folk Dancing in California
by Maja Trochimczyk, p. 5

Polish American Reaction to Civil Rights in Milwaukee, 1963-1965
by Stephen M. Leahy, p. 35

A Pastoral Plan for Polonia in the New Millennium
by Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki, p. 57

Miracle: American Polonia, Karol Wojtyła and the Election of Pope John Paul II
by John Radziłowski, p. 79

Polish-American Folklore
by Deborah Anders Silverman
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Ann Hetzel Gunkel, p. 91

Hamtramck Haunts
by Charlotte L. Cavanary
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by John Radziłowski, p. 92

W imieniu sześciu milionów. Kongres Polonii Amerykańskiej w latach 1944-1968
by Joanna Wojdon
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
reviewed by Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, p. 93

Polish American Journal - Autumn 05 Autumn 2005, Volume LXII, no.2
The Poles, the Dutch and the Grand Rapids Furniture Strike of 1911
by Mary Patrice Erdmans, p. 5

Does Anyone Know My Name? A History of Polish American Literature
by Thomas J. Napierkowski, p. 23

Tomasz Siemiradzki: An Intellectual in Ethnic Politics
by Adam Walaszek, p. 47

Kosciuszko, We Are Here!: American Pilots of the Kosciuszko Squadron in Defense of Poland, 1919-1921
by Janusz Cisek
reviewed by M. B. Biskupski, p. 77

W kraągu chicagowskiej Polonii: szkice o czasach minionych i ludziach, których przewazænie juzæ nie ma
by Wojciech Białasiewicz
reviewed by Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, p. 82

My Grandfather’s Book: Generations of an American Family
by Gary Gildner
reviewed by Harriet Napierkowski, p. 84

Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915-36
by Cecelia Bucki
reviewed by Donald Pienkos, p. 86

Arthur Szyk. Artist, Jew, Pole
by Joseph P. Ansell
reviewed by James S. Pula, p. 88

For Your Freedom and Ours. Casimir Pulaski 1745-1779
by Antoni Lenkiewicz and Ted Kwiatkowski
reviewed by James S. Pula, p. 89

Polish American Journal - Spring 05 Spring 2005, Volume LXII, no.1
Equality of Right: Polish American Bishops in the American Hierarchy
by Daniel Buczek, p. 5

Of Polka, Pierogi and Ethnic Identity: Toward a Polish American Cultural Studies
by Ann Hetzel Gunkel, p. 29

Immigration Incarnate: Elderly Polish Immigrants and Ethnics Demonstrate the History of an Immigration and Its Effects on Social Class
by Celia Berdes and Adam A. Zych, p. 43

Glu/ck Auf: The Polish Labor Movement in the United States and Germany, 1890-1914
by Pien Versteegh, p. 53

American Attitudes on Two Attempts to Establish Democracy in Poland, 1947 and 1989
by Anna Mazurkewicz, p. 67

Report From America: The Polish Clergy on Polonia
edited by William J. Galush, p. 97

Encyklopedia polskiej emigracji i Polonii
ed. by Kazimierz Dopierała
reviewed by Mark Kulikowski, p. 109

Fort Pulaski National Monument Administrative History
by J. Faith Meader
reviewed by Thomas Duszak, p. 110

Count Casimir Pulaski: From Poland to America, a Hero's Fight for Liberty
by AnnMarie Francis Kajencki
reviewed by Thomas Duszak, p. 110

Polacy i Polonia a świece: katalog pracy dyplomowych w Archiwum Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego 1918-2000
by Ireneusz Korzeniowski
reviewed by Mark Kulikowski, p. 112

Polish American Journal - Autumn 04 Autumn 2004, Volume LXI, no.2
Polka Studies in the Scholarly Landscape
by Ann Hetzel Gunkel, p. 5

The Clarinet Polka: Life, Literature and Music
by Thomas J. Napierkowski, p. 9

Fathers, Daughters and the Polka: Accordian Crimes and Misdemeanors in Hoopi Shoopi Donna
by Harriett Napierkowski, p. 25

Immigrant Voices: Polka Lyrics as Ethnic Literature
by Ann Hetzel Gunkel, p. 35

Charlie Won’t Dance: Polka as Therapy
by Eugenia Pawlik Zeitlin, p. 55

Pushing Politics: Polka Music and Polonia
by David J. Jackson, p. 61

Sundays in Pulaski Park
edited by Suzanne Strempek Shea, p. 87

Horn Man: A Review Essay
by Mark Kohan

Polish American Journal - Spring 04 Spring 2004, Volume LXI, no.1
Why Does History Matter?, by His Excellency Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

The Kosciuszko Reds, 1909-1919: Kings of the Milwaukee Sandlots
by Neal Pease

Educating Polish Immigrants Chicago Style: 1980-2002
by Geraldine Balut Coleman

“A Branch Cut Off From Its Trunk”—The Affects of Immigration Restriction on American Polonia
by James S. Pula

A Bibliography on Polish Americans, 1996-2000
by Mark Kulikowski

Memories of a Recruiting Officer
by Fryderyk T. Janda

Autumn, 2003, Volume LX, no.2
Number 2
The Sacred in the City: Polonian Street Processions as
Countercultural Practice, by Ann Hetzel Gunkel
Ethnic Appeals: The 1960 and 1968 Presidential Elections in
Buffalo’s Polish American Community, by Craig R. Bucki
Overseas Migration from Partitioned Poland: Poznania and Eastern
Galicia as Case Studies, by Dorota Praszalowicz

Spring, 2003, Volume LX, no.1
Number 1
The Future of Polonia's Past: An Introduction,
by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann and Joel Wurl

The Connecticut Polish American Archives,
Central Connecticut State University, by Ewa Wolynska

The Hoover Institution Collections on Poles in the United States, by Maciej Siekierski

The Polish Museum of America, by Jan Lorys

Preserving American Polonia: Perspectives from the Immigration
History Research Center, by Joel Wurl

From the Polish National Catholic Church: A Tale of Two Archives in One City, by Joseph W. Wieczerzak
The Polish Book Collection, Alumni Memorial Library, St. Mary's College, by Karen Majewski

The Archives, Libraries and Museums of Polonia at Orchard Lake, by Rev. Roman Nir

The Archives of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America, by Stanisaw Flis
A Brief History of the Mission and Collections of the Pisudski Institute of America for Research in the Modern History of Poland, by Pawel Pietrzyk

Sources for the History of American Polonia in the Collection
of the Archiwum Akt Nowych in Warsaw, by Edward Koodziej

The Culture of Polish Emigration: The Archives of the Polish Emigration in Torun, by Mirosaw Adam Supruniuk
Polish Emigrant Periodicals in the Jan Jabonski Library of the Society of Christ in Poznan by Fr. Jarosaw Staszewski, SChr

The Archival Collections at the Center for the Documentation of
Polish Emigration at "Dom Polonia" in Putusk, by Danuta Szopa

Spring, 2002, Volume LIX, no.1
Recalling Stanislaus A. Blejwas and Rededicating Ourselves to the PAHA Mission, by Donald E. Pienkos

American Polonia and the School Strike in Wrzesnia, By Stanislaus A. Blejwas


Stanislaus A. Blejwas, 1941-2001, by James S. Pula

The Conscience of a Positivist, by John J. Kulczycki

Stanislaus A. Blejwas on American Polonia, by William J. Galush

The Intersection of History and Literature in the Scholarship of Stanislaus Blejwas, by Thomas J. Napierkowski

"Accept No Excuses; Face Harsh Facts": Stanislaus Blejwas and the Scholarly Reconstruction of the Relationship of Poles and Jews, by M. B. Biskupski

Katedra Wiedzy: The Founding of the Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish merican History at Central Connecticut State University, by Katherine A. Hermes

Spring, 2001, Volume LVIII, no.1
Negotiating Class and Ethnicity: The Polish-Language Press In Chicago, by Jon Bekken

Together and Apart: Lithuanian and Polish Immigrant Adult Literacy Programs in Chicago, 1890-1930, by Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr.

The Polish Post-World War II Diaspora: An Agent for a New Millenium, by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

Polish Ancestry and Multiethnic Identity: A Case Study of Students In Wisconsin and Illinois, by Jarosaw Rokicki

Spring 2000, Volume LVII, no.1
Polonia in the New Century: We Will Not Fade Away by Mary Patrice Erdmans
Alliance of Hearts: Leopold Lorentz and the Ideals of Polish Heritage, by Kathleen Urbanic

"In No Sense ... An Inquisition": Alexander Zaleski and the Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, 1966-1970, by Samuel J. Thomas

An Unacknowledged Consensus: Polish American Views About the
Oder-Niesse Line During the Truman Administration, by Debra Allen

Autumn 1999, Volume LVI, no.2
Number 2
City Societies and Commercial Clubs: Embourgoisment Among Second Generation Polish Americans, by William J. Galush
The Salvation of the Poles: Working Class Ethnicity and Americanizaton
Efforts During the Interwar Period in Toledo, Ohio, by Timothy G. Borden

The Federation of Polish Jews in America in Polish-Jewish Relations During the Interwar Years (1924-1939), by Andrzej Kapiszewski

Spring 1999, Volume LVI, no.1
Number 1
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Listen Not Only to Ourselves, by William J. Galush

Uneasy Observers: The OSS Foreign Nationalities Branch and Perceptions of Polish Nationalism in the United States During World War II, by Robert Szymczak

In Memoriam: Eugene Kusielewicz

Eugene F. Kusielewicz as a Leader of Polonia, by Stanislaus A. Blejwas

Eugene F. Kusielewicz as a Scholar and Defender of Poland, by John S. Micgiel

Wilson, Paderewski, and the Polish Question, 1914-1921: Eugene Kusielewicz's Historical Works, by M.B. Biskupski

A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Eugene Kusielewicz, by John A. Drobnicki

Autumn 1998, Volume LV, no.2
Number 2
Cold War Ethnic Politics: The Polish National Catholic Church, The Polish American Congress, and People's Poland: 1944-1952, by Stanislaus A. Blejwas

"What Mean Ye By These Stones?" Cleveland's Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and the Construction of a Polish American Rhetoric, by Charles R. Kaczynski

Pennsylvania Polskoszcz: Polish Physical and Cultural Marks in Tioga County, by Christopher Dziedzic
The Image and Self-Image of Polish Americans, by John J. Bukowczyk

Spring 1998, Volume LV,
Number 1
Equality of Right: Polish American Bishops in the American Hierarchy? by Daniel S. Buczek

The Republic of Poland and the Origins of the Polish American Congress
by Stanislaus A. Blejwas

Whither Immigration History? by William Galush

Immigration Since World War II: The Need for a New Paradigm, by Roger Daniels

Do We Still Need Immigration History? by Donna R. Gabaccia

Toward a Holistic View of American Immigrant Life, by Victor Greene

Whither Immigration History? A Comment, by John J. Bukowczyk