The series explores a wide range of specific
topics reflecting the rich history and varied contributions of Maryland's
citizens of Polish heritage.
107. Baltimore's Polonia: A Brief History. Thomas L. Hollowak,
1995, revised 2002. 30 pages, photographs, paper. and 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. $8.50 [ISBN 1-8871-2433-0]
first monograph provides an introductory overview of the history
of Baltimore's Polish community. It was from the area in southeast
Baltimore known as Fell's Point that the first Polish immigrants
settled. This settlement, beginning in the late 1860s, had been
forshadowed by earlier Polish visitors before the mass emigration
and settlement by those whose descendants can be found throughout
second monograph 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.
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