Dr. Francis Fronczak and the Rhetoric of Polish Independence
History & Political Science
Rocznik Przemyski. Historia
This article deals with the activities during World War I of Dr. Francis Fronczak (1874-1955), who was an important figure in Polonia politics in Buffalo, NY and beyond. During the war years, Fronczak became increasingly connected to political developments in Poland. He became a member of the Polish National Committee in 1918, while simultaneously serving in the United States Army as a major in the Medical Corps. In this study, the author will analyze the rhetoric used by Fronczak to create a positive image of Polish-Americans and to promote the Polish national cause. Fronczak persistently focused on the shared past and common cultural values in the American and Polish historical experiences, thus providing a rationale for non-Poles in America to support Polish independence as a wartime demand.
Dr. Francis Fronczak, Buffalo, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish Central Relief Committee, Polish National Committee
Wise, Andrew K., "Dr. Francis Fronczak and the Rhetoric of Polish Independence" (2019). Articles & Book Chapters. 525.