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Polish refugees and the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee / Janusz Cisek ; foreword by Janusz Krzyzanowski.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: HV640.5.P66 C57 2006

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    "Drawing on information from committee archives and consultations with prominent members, this book covers such topics as American immigration law, aid for the Polish Republic, and the effect of political change in Poland itself. It also discusses how the downfall of the communist government transformed Poland into a country that opened its own arms to the world's refugees"--Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Cisek, Janusz.
    Published
    Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006
    Locale
    Poland
    United States
    Contents
    The Genesis of the Polish American immigration and relief committee in New York
    A survey of U.S. immigration law
    The Polish American community and the problem of aid for the Polish Republic during World War II
    The committee's founding and the first period of activity
    Other engagements in the years 1948-1957
    A who's who in the initial years
    The conclusion of the first phase of activity : a summation of the years 1947-1958
    Enlarging the scope of operations : the field offices
    The branches abroad
    The committee fights to amend immigration laws
    Swimming with the tide : scaling down, and transformations
    Activity in the years 1980-1990
    A review of immigration law in the years 1980-1990
    Political changes in Poland : the committee's activity in the years 1990-2000
    A summing up and conclusions.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-237) and index.
    The Genesis of the Polish American immigration and relief committee in New York -- A survey of U.S. immigration law -- The Polish American community and the problem of aid for the Polish Republic during World War II -- The committee's founding and the first period of activity -- Other engagements in the years 1948-1957 -- A who's who in the initial years -- The conclusion of the first phase of activity : a summation of the years 1947-1958 -- Enlarging the scope of operations : the field offices -- The branches abroad -- The committee fights to amend immigration laws -- Swimming with the tide : scaling down, and transformations -- Activity in the years 1980-1990 -- A review of immigration law in the years 1980-1990 -- Political changes in Poland : the committee's activity in the years 1990-2000 -- A summing up and conclusions.

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    Language
    English
    External Link
    Table of contents only
    ISBN
    0786422947
    9780786422944 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    vi, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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