Northern Illinois University Press

Polish Catholics in Chicago, 18501920

A Religious History

Joseph John Parot

Winner of the Halecki Award for the best book on Polish immigration

"An incisive glimpse at the inner workings of the immigrant church. Parot's temperately told, sympathetic account weaves together two stories that profoundly influenced the immigrant experience in Chicago Polonia. The first describes how Polish ethnicity became inextricably linked to the Roman Catholic faith. The second sadly recounts how internecine strife within Polonia and within Polonia's church permanently rent Chicago's Polish community during the mass migration years."AHR

(1981) 316 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87580-527-6
paper $22.00

Table of Contents

1 Catholicism and the Partitions: From Ojczyzna to Nowy wiat
2 Intragroup Conflict: Polish Catholics and Catholic Poles
3 The Coming of the Resurrectionists
4 The Barzynski Era: From Strife to Schism
5 A Dark Passage: The Chicago Independents and the Rise of the Polish National Catholic Church
6 A Bishop for Polonia
7 The War for Poland: The Americanization of Polonia
8 Mundelein and Polonia: The War for Ethnic Survival
9 Polonia's Religious Origins: The Search for Meaning
Bibliographical Note

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-527-6
paper $22.00