Polish Immigrants and American Reform

Eight Leaders in the Antebellum Women’s Rights and Anti-Slavery Movements

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About the Book

Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, two of the most persistent themes in American history were immigration and the growth of reform movements, among them women’s rights and the antislavery crusade. The front ranks of these movements were swollen with recent arrivals.
Eight individuals of Polish ancestry made noteworthy contributions to the betterment of women’s status in the U.S. and to the eradication of human bondage. This collection of biographical articles provides their personal background information, explanation of their contributions, commentary by their contemporaries and historical interpretation of their significance.

About the Author(s)

James S. Pula is a professor emeritus of history at Purdue University Northwest. The author of numerous books, his work has been honored with the honorary membership in the Iron Brigade Society, three Oskar Halecki Prizes, the Gambrinus Prize in History, the U.S. Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, among others.

Bibliographic Details

James S. Pula
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9191-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4963-4
Imprint: McFarland