Author Talk and Book Signing

What Polonia Thinks:
The Polish American Press and Letters from Readers

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Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

  • What did Polish immigrants write about in their letters to the press?
  • Were Polish American publishers and journalists early entrepreneurs in Polonia?
  • Why is it important to know the history of Polish Americans?

The Twin Cities Polish Festival is pleased to have Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and Chair, Department of History, Eastern Connecticut State University, was born in Lublin, Poland, and studied at the University of Minnesota. She is a Past President of Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), and an Editor-in-Chief of Polish American Studies, a scholarly journal of PAHA.

She is an author of books and articles on the history of American Polonia, including The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956 (Ohio University Press, 2004); (associate editor) The Polish American Encyclopedia (McFarland, 2011); Letters from Readers in Polish American Press: A Corner for Everybody, 1902-1969 (Lexington Books, 2014); The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

A limited number of autographed books will be available for sale.

LOCATION: The Cultural Stage
TIMES: Saturday, August 8 (12:00, 4:30 PM) and Sunday, August 9 (1:00 PM)

2018 Festival Dates & Times

Friday, August 10:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 11:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 12:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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