Drinking the Sea Water : Franklin Roosevelt , Polish-Americans , Yalta , and the Downfall of a Civic Elite

@inproceedings{Schweitzer2017DrinkingTS,
  title={Drinking the Sea Water : Franklin Roosevelt , Polish-Americans , Yalta , and the Downfall of a Civic Elite},
  author={Matthew Schweitzer and Jan Ignacy Paderewski},
  year={2017}
}
In the early twentieth century, leaders of the Polish-American community, institutionally known as Polonia, sought to focus their compatriots’ energies toward the Old World. These civic elites promoted pro-Poland patriotism as the best means to overcome racial marginalization experienced in the United States governmental system. Poles felt themselves divorced from American political discourse, and sought patrons to whom they could express their aspirations, grievances, and policy choices… CONTINUE READING

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