Traveling between Worlds: German-American Encounters / Edition 1

Traveling between Worlds: German-American Encounters / Edition 1

by Thomas Adam
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585444782

ISBN-13: 9781585444786

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


In Traveling between Worlds, six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their

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In Traveling between Worlds, six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their intellectuals.

Christof Mauch’s introduction examines the history of the German-American exchange and of cultural exchanges in general. Focusing on various aspects of the German-American relationship, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig examine the cultural and communicative exchanges that occurred both between the two countries and within them. Topics such as travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry are all considered.

Traveling between Worlds demonstrates that exchange was facilitated and maintained by ordinary individuals such as teachers and scholars, immigrants and natives, and held implications that last to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585444786
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press, #36
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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