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The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann


Arriving in the United States in 1883, typesetter Antoni A. Paryski founded a publishing empire that earned him the nickname “The Polish Hearst.” His weekly Ameryka-Echo became a defining publication in the international Polish diaspora and its much-read letters section a public sphere for immigrants to come together as a community to discuss issues in their own language. This book mines seven decades' worth of thoughts expressed by Ameryka-Echo readers to chronicle the ethnic press' long-overlooked role in the immigrant experience. Open and unedited debate harkened back to homegrown journalis ... More

Keywords: Antoni A. Paryski, publishing empire, Polish diaspora, immigrants, ethnic publications, immigrant social networks, Polonia, self-improvement, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039096
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, author
Eastern Connecticut State University