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]
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.
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.
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