Despite the pessimistic assessment of Thomas and Znaniecki, Polish immigrants to the United States built a stable and cohesive social and institutional community in the interwar years. The complex network of self organization and a high rate of naturalization as U.S. citizens reflected the strong motivation and ability of Polish Americans to fit into working class America during the 1920s and 30s.
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