Northwest Ohio’s Polish Community at Home, Work, Worship, and Play
Editor: Timothy Borden
American Originals, an anthology of stories from Toledo Polonia will prove to be a favorite on
any bookshelf devoted to the Polish-American experience. Eleven chapters discuss aspects of what makes Toledo’s Polish community unique, such as the polka traditions, weddings, foods,
neighborhoods, and culture. Importantly, American Originals provides an overview of the assimilation of the Poles into Toledo.
The University of Toledo Press published American Originals as part of its series on the various ethnic groups who
settled in Toledo. Previous titles include Hungarian American Toledo, The Irish in Toledo, and Aran Americans in Toledo.