Riggers - Port of Baltimore

HP 104. A History of Polish Longshoremen & Their Role in the Establishment of a Union at the Port of Baltimore. Thomas L. Hollowak, 1996. 38 pages, photographs, paper. $5.00 [ISBN 1-8871-2414-4]

This is the second monograph in the History of Maryland Polonia Series. The publication chronicles the strong Polish presence at the Port of Baltimore which continue to this day.

The Poles began working along the waterfront soon after their arrival in Baltimore during the 1860s. Therefore, it is not surprising that Polish longshoremen would played an important role in the establishment of a longshoremen's union at the Port.

The Polish longshoremen's story and their successful struggle to establish a union, as well as the leadership roles they have and still play in the union both at the local and national level is told in this illustrated history.