Summary Of Polish Immigration To America

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The turn of the century in America toward the 1900s was a time of growth in population, industry and invention. Approximately five million Polish immigrants came to the United States, fleeing their country for various reasons. Some emigrants left to escape conscription, others left to seek better opportunities in America, and some fled from religious persecution (“Polish Immigration”). This immigration to America and all went with it is an immense part of Polish history, as is expressed in the short story, “The Son from America” by Issac Singer. Poles first came to prominence in American life long before the 1900s, the first wave tracing back to the Revolutionary War; Poland presented push factors to its citizens, and America held the promise

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