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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.,
  • Poland.

Subjects:

  • Polish Americans -- History -- 20th century.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- United States.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Poland.,
  • Polish Americans -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-253).

StatementLouis J. Zake.
SeriesEuropean immigrants and American society
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE184.P7 Z35 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 253 p. ;
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1851924M
ISBN 100824003624
LC Control Number90003507

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