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A list of key readings about Polish Americans.
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  • Anders-Silverman, Deborah. Polish-American Folklore. U of Illinois Press, 2000.
  • Brozek, Andrzej. Polish Americans, 1854-1939 (1985)
  • Bukowczyk, John J. A History of the Polish Americans (2007)* Bukowczyk, John J. And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish-Americans (1987)
  • Bukowczyk, John J., ed. Polish Americans and Their History. U of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.
  • Bukowczyk, John J. Poletown: Urban change in industrial Detroit : the making of Detroit's east side, 1850-1990 (1991)
  • Erdmans, Mary Patrice. Opposite Poles: Immigrants and Ethnics in Polish Chicago, 1976-1990. (1998). 267 pp.
  • Greene, Victor. For God and Country: The Rise of Polish and Lithuanian Ethnic Consciousness in America, 1860-1910. (1975). 202 pp.
  • Galush, William J. For More Than Bread: Community and Identity in American Polonia, 1880-1940, (East European Monographs, distributed by Columbia University Press; 313 pages; 2007). Explores competing versions of Polish identity in Polish-American communities during the period.
  • Gladsky, Thomas S. Princes, Peasants and Other Polish Selves: Ethnicity in American Literature. (1992), ISBN 0870237756. online version
  • Jackson, David J. "Just Another Day in a New Polonia: Contemporary Polish-American Polka Music." Popular Music and Society. 26#4 (2003) pp: 529+. online version
  • Kantowicz, Edward R. Polish-American Politics in Chicago, 1888-1940 (1975) 267 pages excerpt and text search
  • Lopata, Helena Znaniecka, Polish Americans: Status Competition in an Ethnic Community (1976), ISBN 0136864368. online version
  • Mcginley, Theresa Kurk. "Embattled Polonia Polish-Americans and World War II." East European Quarterly. 37#3 2003. pp: 325+. online version
  • Majewski, Karen. Traitors and True Poles: Narrating a Polish-American Identity, 1880-1939, (2003) - 248 pages excerpts and text search
  • Nowakowski, Jacek. Polish-American Ways (1989)
  • Pacyga, Dominic A. Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1920. (1991). 322 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Parot, Joseph John. Polish Catholics in Chicago, 1850-1920: A Religious History. (1982) 298 pp.
  • Pula, James S. Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community (1995)
  • Pula, James S. "Image, Status, Mobility and Integration in American Society: The Polish Experience." Journal of American Ethnic History 16 (1996): 74-95.
  • Sadler, Charles. "Pro-Soviet Polish Americans: Oskar Lange and Russia's Friends in the Polonia, 1941-1945," Polish Review 22, (1977), 4: 30+
  • Silverman, Deborah. Polish-American Folklore (2000) excerpt and text search
  • Wytrwal, Joseph A. Poles in American History and Tradition (1969),
  • Zurawski, Joseph L. Polish American History and Culture: A Classified Bibliography (1975)

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