The Polish Pioneers in Virginia

by Sigmund H. Uminski

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This is a "must read" book for anyone doing serious research into the Jamestown Poles.

[picture] Uminski, Sigmund H. The Polish Pioneers in Virginia, The Polish Publication Society of America, New York, 1974.

Uminski wrote a great summary book which gathers all the existing theories (with critique of some of the methods used) and his own original research about the Jamestown Poles. There is a lengthy discussion of the probability whether the "Merchant's Memoir" actually exists, and what is actually known about the Jamestown Polish settlers from sources outside this mysterious missing book.


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[picture] About Sigmund H. Uminski

[picture] The Polish Pioneers in Virginia by Sigmund H. Uminski (parts available via Google Books)