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Polish Presence in Jamestown:

1. Publications 2. Online resources

1. Publications:

1. Barbour, Philip, "The identity of the first Poles in America", William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, vol. XXI (January 1964), No 1, s. 77-92 [rec.: Janina Żurawicka, "W poszukiwaniu prawdy o pierwszych polakach w Ameryce", Problemy Polonii Zagranicznej, t. 4 (1964/1965), s. 282-285]

2. Barbour, Philip, Pocahontas and her world. A chronicle of America's first settlement in which is related the story of the Indians and Englishmen - particularly Captain John Smith, Captain Samuel Angall, and Master John Rolfe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970, s. 320

3. Barbour, Philip (ed.), The Jamestown voyages under the first charter 1608-1609. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 136-137, Cambridge: University Press, 1969

4. Chandler, Alvin Duke, "The Poles at Jamestown", Polish Review, vol. 2 (autumn 1957), no 4, s. 3-6

5. Chrobot, Leonard F. et al., "What and how we know about the Poles at Jamestown", Polish American Studies, XV (1958) [8 papers from St. Mary's College Symposium]

6. Dziob, Francis W., Karol Burke, and Joseph Wiewiora, Jamestown Pioneers From Poland, Chicago, IL: Polish American Congress, 1958, p. 89 [revised edition: Joseph Wiewiora (ed.), Jamestown pioneers from Poland, Chicago : Polish American Congress' Charitable Foundation, 1976, 52 p.]  A commemorative book published on the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first Poles in America. Contains reprints of articles, speeches, and congressional addresses on the Jamestown Poles. Profusely illustrated.

7. Harrington, J. C., Glassmaking at Jamestown. America's first industry, Richmond, VA: Dietz Press, 1952

8. Pilarski, Laura. They Came From Poland: The Stories of Famous Polish-Americans. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1969. Brief biographies of noted Poles who have made lasting contributions to America's history and culture. Includes profiles of the Jamestown Poles, Casimir Pulaski, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Anthony Sadowski, Helena Modjeska, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Casimir Funk, Matthew Nowicki, Artur Rubinstein, Edmund Muskie, John Gronouski, and Stan Musial.

9. Renkiewicz, Frank, ed. The Poles in America, 1608-1972: A Chronology and Fact Book. Ethnic Chronology Series #9. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1973. An annotated chronology of the major events in the evolution of the Polish-American community. Contains significant excerpts from documents which illustrate this evolution. Includes Captain John Smith's remarks on the Jamestown Poles; Pulaski's last letter to the Continental Congress; the entire text of Kosciuszko's will; immigrant letters, newspaper and journal articles; the statement of purpose of Detroit's Black-Polish Conference; and remarks by Edmund Muskie, Eugene Kusielewicz, Barbara Mikulski, and Aloysius Mazewski. Statistical appendices.

10.  Poland discovers America, New York: Polish Publishing Society of America, 1972, s. 117 [bibliogr.]

11. Umiński, Sigmund H.,"The Polish Pioneers in Virginia" 1974.

12. Waldo, Arthur L., "Searching for Polish Jamestown sources", Polish American Studies, vol. 17 (1960), no. 3/4, s. 105-114

13. Waldo, Arthur L., First Poles in America 1608-1958. In commemoration of their landing at Jamestown October 1, 1608, Pittsburg: Polish Falcons of America, 1957 [repr. Waldo, Artur L. [1896-1985], First Poles in America, 1608-1958 : in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of their landing at Jamestown, Virginia, October 1, 1608, Wydawnictwo Sokola, 1976; 24 p. : ill., facsim., ports. ; 24 cm]

14. Waldo, Arthur L. [1896-1985], True heroes of Jamestown, Miami, Fla. : American Institute of Polish Culture, 1977; 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

2. Online resources

1. Poles and Powhatans in Jamestown, Virginia (1606-1617) www.angelfire.com/mi4/polcrt/AmPoles.html

2. POLISH IMMIGRATION INTO AMERICA by Lenny Reisner, Steven Davis, and Linc Miara;

3. Polish American Jamestown Anniversary Celeberation Committee
(in Polish)

Other Resources:


Bibliography of Jamestown Sources: spec.lib.vt.edu/viva/Jamestownbibliographyviva.pdf


Compiled by Dr. Barbara B. Andersen