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It was Emil Gluck that caused the terrible German-American War, with the loss of 800,000 lives and the consumption of almost incalculable treasure.
The author further considers the implications America's pro-Allied stance and subsequent entry into the war had on German-Americans at that time.
Join a group of German-Americans for good-time music, traditional food, Schuhplattler dancers and lots more at the Hunter Mountain German Festival.
of Science and Technology) provides a fresh view of the experiences of German-Americans during World War I, focusing particularly on German-Americans who lived in Missouri.
Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War I is a close study of what German-Americans living in Missouri experienced during the First World War, an event that created a strong anti-German cultural backlash in America.
She seems to blame the German-Americans for having abandoned their language; she does not mention the remarkably efficacious suppression of German culture in America at the time of World War I except for a glancing comment almost at the end of the book (pp.
It is a very smart book about German-Americans, arguably the nation's largest ethnic group.
Especially relevant to the low profile assumed by German-Americans, Kilar forthrightly addresses American jingoism in mobilizing for two world wars.
Hessians suffered about 1,200 battle deaths; 6,354 non-battle deaths, often from disease; and 5,000 desertions -- the latter blending in with almost 200,000 German-Americans.
He shows how Marxists found the United States less than congenial; how liberals had to adapt to changed conditions in the New World, and how the handicrafts were soon the primary preserve of German-Americans. While he emphasizes conditions in New York, he does not disregard the rest of the country, particularly such cities as Cincinnati, Baltimore, Chicago, and Milwaukee.
Citing growing interest in German-American studies, he elucidates the role Koerner and other German-Americans played in the political rise of Lincoln.
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