Stephen Danko was reading this book a while ago. Have you finished it Steve? Will there be a book review/reflections on your blog?
I'm looking forward to reading this book and to gaining an understanding of the lives of my ancestors, who were all peasants in Poland. There aren't very many texts available (in English) that give a good description of the daily lives of 19th century peasant life. As I'm reading it, I'll be looking for cultural themes and rituals that made the trip to America with the Polish immigrants. How many do you think survived? It will be interesting to see.