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9 Daniels Street and the Polish American Citizens Club

Founded in 1916, the Polish American Citizens Club seems to have emerged from older efforts to promote citizenship and naturalization among Salem’s Polish immigrants. With its close ties to religious, fraternal, cultural, military, and other groups in the city, the region, and Polish America in general, it was effective in registering Polish American voters and electing politicians.

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Slavery at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House: Introduction

Slavery and its extension into the new western territories plunged the United States into a terrible and bloody civil war in the 1860s, but the story did not start or end with the war. Today, we can access this history through the house and people associated with Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site over its long history.