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28/10/2009 02:26:00 Eastern Europeans in America Poles Russians Ukrainians Hungarians Czechs Slovaks Poland 9 million people of polish decent in US  first poles came in through Jamestown in 1608 recruited to come to help with glass, soap makers.. diff skills first labor strike 1619 o Pulaski Father of American Calvary Saved Washington Died in the battle of Savannah o Kosciuszko Built fences battle of Saratoga Became US citizens First wave came in early 19 th  century 1800-1850
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o Poland divided up Russian, Prussian, Austria o Poland only exist after 1772 o Most who left Poland were middle class and had a problem with the  political situation o Similar to the German 48ers o Settled mostly NYC, Chicago o Established Polonia – people of Poland trying to keep the idea alive Second wave ( largest and most significant) o 1850- end of www1 o 2.6 million pols came the US o all numbers are semi educated guesses o Poles who were coming wanted to be known as Gospodarz ( land  owner) o First real settlement of Poles was in 1854 in Panna Maria Texas o Were not interested in slavery o Prussians poles (German ) Area was overpopulated- surplus population Poles started leaving because they were being persecuted o Austrian and Russian poles
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