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The Polish American Encyclopedia - James S. Pula - The Polish American Historical Association
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The Polish American Historical Association Presents:

Hardcover: 595 pages
Publisher: McFarland (January 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786433086
ISBN-13: 978-0786433087
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) 

The Polish American Encyclopedia
James S. Pula
(Author, Editor)

At least nine million Americans trace their roots to Poland, and Polish Americans have contributed greatly to American history and society. During the largest period of immigration to the United States, between 1870 and 1920, more Poles came to the United States than any other national group except Italians. Additional large-scale Polish migration occurred in the wake of World War II and during the period of Solidarity's rise to prominence. This encyclopedia features three types of entries: thematic essays, topical entries, and biographical profiles. The essays synthesize existing work to provide interpretations of, and insight into, important
aspects of the Polish American experience. The topical entries discuss in detail specific places, events or organizations such as the Polish National Alliance, Polish American Saturday Schools, and  the Latimer Massacre, among others. The biographical entries identify Polish Americans who have made significant contributions at the regional or national level either to the history and culture of the United States, or to the development of American Polonia.

Please ask your local library to order a copy of "The Polish American Encyclopedia".

About the General Editor
James S. Pula is a professor of history at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana. He is the editor of the scholarly journal Polish American Studies. According to Professor Pula, "Every major ethnic group has published an encyclopedia detailing its experiences and contributions to American society. Now, for the first time, Polish Americans have their own encyclopedia to preserve their heritage for their children and grandchildren."

The Polish American Encyclopedia is a collaborative effort of 128 scholars:
  • Designed as a basic research tool for students, researchers and the general public
  • Includes 1,200 entries richly illustrated by more than 350 photographs
  • Brings together in a single volume, thematic essays detailing Polish American participation in organized labor, education, ethnic organizational life, politics, religious life
  • Explain importants subjects such as the histories of various Polonia organizations, Polish National Alliance, Polish American Saturday Schools, the Lattimer Massacre, the Polish Army in France, the Polish American Journal
  • Features cultural elements such as wigilia, the polka, and ethnic foods
  • Enhanced with biographies of prominent Polish Americans who made significant contributions to the development of American life and culture or the Polish American ethnic community
  • Nearly all entries include one or more references for readers seeking additional information
Dr. James S. Pula,  Professor of History at Purdue University;
Editor of "The Polish-American Encyclopedia"
The Polish-American Encyclopedia
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For Immediate Release
January 22, 2012

Top reference titles named to RUSA’s 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list

DALLAS — The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2011 have been named to the 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list, an annual award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources award, established in 1958, recommends and celebrates the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries.

The winners this year were selected by the Outstanding Reference Sources committee. Its members include Patrick Wall, chairperson, University City Public Library, University City, Mo.; Patricia Gregory, incoming chairperson, St. Louis University, St. Louis; Elinor Appel, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Wash.; Cynthia Dudenhoffer, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Mo.; Chaunacey Dunklee, Fullerton Public Library, Fullerton, Calif.; Curtis Ferree, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield, Conn.; Emily Keller, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; and Stephen Marvin, West Chester University, West Chester, Pa.

The 2011 winners are:

"The Encyclopedia of Political Science," George T Kurian editor-in-chief, published by CQ Press, 9781933116440

"The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia," edited by Spencer Tucker, published by ABC-CLIO, 9781598843385

"Competing Voices from the Russian Revolution: Fighting Words," edited by Michael Hickey, published by Greenwood, 9780313385230

"The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible," edited by Michael D. Coogan, published by Oxford University Press, 9780195377378

"Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites," by Donald B. Kraybill, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 9780801896576

"The Polish American Encyclopedia." edited by James S. Pula, published by McFarland & Company, Inc., 9780786433087

"Green's Dictionary of Slang," by Jonathan Green, published by Oxford University Press, 9780550104403

"Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine," edited by Lyle J. Micheli, published by Sage Publications, 9781412961158

"The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory," Michael Ryan, general editor, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405183123

"The Homer Encyclopedia," edited by Margalit Finkelberg, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405177689

"The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art," edited by Joan D. Marter, published by Oxford University Press, 9780195335798

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Not a member, but  interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership. Learn more about the association at www.ala.org/rusa.