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10/21/09 5:07 PM Eastern Europeans in America 0 Poles 0 Russians 0 Ukrainians 0 Hungarians 0 Czechs 0 Slovaks Poland 0 9 million people of polish decent in US 0 first poles came in through Jamestown in 1608 0 recruited to come to help with glass, soap makers. . diff skills 0 first labor strike 1619 o Pulaski 0 Father of American Calvary 0 Saved Washington 0 Died in the battle of Savannah o Kosciuszko 0 Built fences battle of Saratoga 0 Became US citizens 0 First wave came in early 19 th century 1800-1850
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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 0 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 ) 0 Area was overpopulated- surplus population 0 Poles started leaving because they were being persecuted 0 o Austrian and Russian poles
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