- By Dennis Badaczewski

Poles in Michigan

  • Title: Poles in Michigan
  • Author: Dennis Badaczewski
  • ISBN: 9780870136184
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poles in Michigan 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 to th

    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 relOne 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 religious and ethnic identity, and a belief in the American vision of landownership and success, have combined to create a mainstream ethnic community abundant in ethnic pride Poles success in Michigan continues to attract Polish immigrants from Europe, just as Polonia continues to make its mark on Michigan s culture.

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