Statistics from the JSTOR database indicate that an article on the causes and nature of Polish migration to the United States has, over the last two decades, been the most often consulted and downloaded item from Polish American Studies even though it was first published more than seven decades ago. This article is an attempt to update and greatly expand on that earlier effort by taking a longitudinal view of the subject from 1608 through 2020. It will focus primarily on Polish and American circumstances that influenced migration, the number of Polish people arriving in the US during the different historical eras, and their regions of settlement and employment.

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