A Social History of Polish-American Catholicism

  title={A Social History of Polish-American Catholicism},
  author={John Radziłowski},
  journal={U.S. Catholic Historian},
  pages={21 - 43}
over 9 million Americans claim Polish ancestry. The vast majority of Polish Americans are descendants of immigrants who arrived on America's shores during the period from 1880 to 1924. Most settled in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast though significant communities were founded in Texas and smaller communities in the West. Newer waves of Polish immigrants arrived following World War II and again in the 1980s and 1990s. Collectively this population is referred to as "Polonia."1 The great… 
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