The German Americans

Overview

Today, more Americans claim German ancestry than claim ancestry from any other ethnic group. Driven by overpopulation, poverty, and constant warfare among neighboring religious factions, large-scale emigration from Germany occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once in America, German immigrants found prosperity in farming, industry, and science. Germans played a considerable role in shaping agricultural life in America, and - as demonstrated by popular festivals and celebrations such as Oktoberfest and ...
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Overview

Today, more Americans claim German ancestry than claim ancestry from any other ethnic group. Driven by overpopulation, poverty, and constant warfare among neighboring religious factions, large-scale emigration from Germany occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once in America, German immigrants found prosperity in farming, industry, and science. Germans played a considerable role in shaping agricultural life in America, and - as demonstrated by popular festivals and celebrations such as Oktoberfest and German-American Day - German culture continues to have a strong influence in the fabric of American society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422206072
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Major American Immigration Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: America's Ethnic Heritage Barry Moreno 7

1 The Trip of a Lifetime 11

2 Leaving Home 21

3 Immigrants Find a Home 33

4 Life in America 41

5 German-American Culture Today 49

Famous German Americans 56

Glossary 58

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

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