M.B.B. Biskupski

Professor, Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and American Studies


Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 2161400

Phone: 860.832.2814

Email: BiskupskiM@ccsu.edu


Selected Publications:   

  • The Most Dangerous German Agent in America:  The Many Lives of Louis N. Hammerling (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press).
  • Independence Day: Myth, Symbol, and the Creation of Modern Poland, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • The United States and the Rebirth of Poland, 1914-1918, (Dortrecht, Netherlands: Republic of Letters, 2012).
  • Wojna Hollywood przeciwko Polsce, 1939-1945, (Warsaw: Fijorr, 2011).
  • The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy, (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. Edited with James Pula and Piotr Wrobel).
  • Hollywood’s War with Poland, 1939-1945 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010).
  • Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry: Poles and Jews in America, edited with Antony Polonsky, (London: Litman, 2006). 
  • Ideology, Politics, and Diplomacy, edited, (Rochester and Suffolk, UK: Yale Center for International and Area Studies and University of Rochester Press, 2003). 
  • The History of Poland, (Westport, CT: Greenwood-Praeger Publishers, 2000).
  • Selected Essays from the 50th Anniversary Congress of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, 3 vols. Edited with 
    James S. Pula. Includes Volume I, Poland and Europe: Historical Dimensions; Volume II, The Polish Diaspora; and Volume III, Heart of the Nation: Polish Literature and Culture, (New York:  Columbia University Press, 1993).
  • Polish Democratic Thought from the Renaissance to the Great Emigration: Essays and Documents, edited with James S. Pula, (Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, Dist. by Columbia University Press, 1991). 
  • Pastor of the Poles: Polish-American Essays, edited with Stanislaus A. Blejwas, (New Britain, CT: Polish Studies Monographs, 1982).
  • “Poland and the Poles in the Cinematic Portrayal of the Holocaust” in Robert Cherry and Anna Maria Orla-Bukowska, eds., Polish Images and the Holocaust (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Forthcoming).
  • “The Invention of Modern Poland: Pilsudski, 11 November, and the Politics of Symbolism” in Stanislav V. Kirschbaum, ed.,Central Europe: Before and After EU Accession (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, Forthcoming).
  • “The Legion Movement and Polish Political Ideology during World War I,” in David Sefancic, ed., Armies in Exile, New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 71-101.
  • “Hollywood, Poland, and the Second World War: The Image of Poland and the Poles in American Wartime Film,” Polish Review, forthcoming.
  • “Poles and Jews in the United States and the Polish Question, 1914-1918,” in Biskupski & Polonsky, Polin: Poles and Jews in America, forthcoming (see above).
  • “Marceli Handelsman,1882-1945,” in Peter Brock, John D. Stanley and Piotr Wrobel, eds., Nation and History: Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), 352-385. 
  • “The Kosciuszko Squadron and American Volunteers for Poland, 1919-1921,” Polish American Studies, forthcoming.
  • “A Very Special Ally?: Russia and Poland in American Strategy and Opinion Since 1918,” in Janusz Farys, Roman Nir, and Marek Szczerbinski, eds., Studia z dziejow Polski i Europy w XIX i XX wieku (Gorzow Wielokopolski: Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne, 2004), 335-349.
  • “‘Accept no Excuses; Face Harsh Facts”: Stanislaus Blejwas and the Scholarly Reconstruction of the Relationship of Poles and Jews,” Polish American Studies 59, no. 1 (Spring, 2002): 67-74.
  • “Polskie powstania 1794-1864 w historiografii anglojezycznej,” in Anna Baranska, Witold Matwiejczyk, and Jan Ziolek, eds., Polskie powstania narodowe na tle przemian europejskich w XIX wieku (Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL, 2001), 583-608.
  • “Suffering Serbia, Martyred Belgium, and Starving Poland: War, Politics, and Relief, 1914-1918,” in Ideology, Politics and Diplomacy, 31-57 (see above).
  • “Polska diaspora w Stanach Zjednoczonych, 1914-1939,” in Adam Walaszek, ed., Diaspora polska (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 2001), 77-90.
  • “The ‘Free City of Danzig’ and the League of Nations in American Strategic Conception, 1917-1918: A Wilsonian Geostrategic Experiment,” in Marek Andrzejewski, ed, Gdansk - Gdynia - Europa - Stany Zjednoczone w XIX i XX wieku, (Gdansk: Uniwersytet Gdanski, 2000), 82-96.
  • “Canada and the Creation of a Polish Army, 1914-1918,” The Polish Review 44, no. 3 (1999): 337-378.
  • “A Prosopograhical Analysis of the Polish Naval Elite, 1918-1945,” The Journal of Slavic Military Studies 12, no. 1 (March 1999): 166-179.
  • “Diplomacy Under Western Eyes, or Almost The Secret Agent: Joseph Conrad and the International Politics of the Polish Question, 1914-1918,” Conradiana 31, no. 2 (1999).
  • “Wilson, Paderewski, and the ‘Polish Question’: Eugene Kusielewicz’s Historical Works,” Polish American Studies 56, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 69-78.
  • “Socialists, Spies, and Presbyterians: A Case Study of the Poles as Alien Enemies in World War I,” in Thomas Gladsky, Adam Walaszek, and Malgorzata Wawrzykiewicz, eds, Ethnicity - Culture - City: Polish-Americans in the USA. Cultural Aspects of Urban Life, 1870-1950, in Comparative Perspective (Warsaw: Oficyna Naukowa, 1998), 265-286.
  • “Spy, Patriot, or Internationalist?: The Early Career of Józef Retinger, the Polish Patriarch of the European Union,” Polish Review 43, no. 1 (1998): 23-67.
  • “The Military Elite of the Polish Second Republic, 1918-1939,”War and Society 14, no. 3 (October, 1996): 49-86.
  • “Piotr S. Wandycz - Pionier badan w Ameryce nad dziejami Polski i Europy srodkowo-wschodniej [Piotr S. Wandycz: A Pioneer in Research in America Concerning Poland and East Central Europe]” in Studia z Dziejow Rosji i Europy srodkowo-wschodniej 30 (1995): 5-13. Co-authored with Neal Pease and Anna Cienciala.
  • “The Wilsonian View of Poland: Idealism and Geopolitical Traditionalism,” in John Micgiel, ed., Wilsonian East Central Europe, (New York, 1995), 123-145.
  • “The Diplomacy of Wartime Relief: The United States and Poland, 1914-1918,” Diplomatic History 19, no. 3 (1995): 431-453.
  • “Does the East of Europe Have a Modern History?,”Contemporary European History 3, no. 2 (1994): 217-230.
  • “Determining a Context for Polish History,” in Poland and Europe: Historical Dimensions (see above).
  • “‘Kosciuszko, We Are Here?”: American Volunteers for Poland and the Polish-Russian War, 1918-1920," in Pastor of the Poles: Polish-American Essays, 182-204 (see above).
  • “Gentry Democracy in Polish Political Thought and Practice, 1500-1863,” in Polish Democratic Thought from the Renaissance to Modernism, 1-10 (see above).
  • “National Catholicism’s Intellectual Origins in Modern Polish Politics: A Speculative Consideration,” PNCC Studies 14 (1993): 5-20.
  • “Populism, the Second Republic, and the Polish National Catholic Church: The Role of Jan Stapinski,” PNCC Studies 13 (1992): 5-25.
  • “The Polish National Department, 1916-1925: A Review Essay,”Polish American Studies 47, no. 2 (1991): 81-86.
  • “Re-Creating Central Europe: The United States ‘Inquiry’ into the Future of Poland,” International History Review 12 (1990): 249-279.
  • “War and the Diplomacy of Polish Independence, 1914-1918,”Polish Review 35, no.1 (1990): 5-17.
  • “American Polonia and the Resurrection of Independent Poland, 1914-1919,” The Fiedorczyk Lecture in Polish American Studies, 1989 (New Britain, CT: CCSU Polish Studies Program, 1989).
  • “Bishop Hodur, the Pilsudskiites, and Polonia Politics on the Eve of World War I,” PNCC Studies 7 (1986): 39-52.
  • “Paderewski as Leader of American Polonia, 1914-1918,” Polish American Studies 43, no. 1 (1986): 37-56.
  • “The Poles, the Root Mission, and the Russian Provisional Government, 1917,” Slavonic and East European Review 63, no. 1 (1985): 56-68.
  • “Poland in American Foreign Policy, 1918-1945: ‘Sentimental’ or ‘Strategic’ Friendship?,” Polish American Studies 38, no. 2 (1981): 5-15.