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Germans in the New World

Germans in the New World

Essays in the History of Immigration

  • Author: Frederick C. Luebke
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252068478
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 198
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Provides history of German immigrants in the United States and Brazil that ranges from institutional and state history to comparative studies on an intercontinental scale. This book offers both a record of an individual odyssey within immigration history and a statement about the need for thoughtful reflections on the field.

Sophie Discovers Amerika

Sophie Discovers Amerika

German-Speaking Women Write the New World

  • Author: Robert B. McFarland,Michelle Stott James
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 1571135863
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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Cultural and literary historians investigate the unique literary bridge between German-speaking women and the "New World," examining novels, films, travel literature, poetry, erotica, and photography.

Germany in Central America

Germany in Central America

Competitive Imperialism, 1821-1929

  • Author: Thomas Schoonover
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817354131
  • Category: History
  • Page: 334
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Using previously untapped resources including private collections, the records of cultural institutions, and federal and state government archives, Schoonover analyzes the German role in Central American domestic and international relations. Of the four countries most active in independent Central America-Britain, the United States, France, and Germany- historians know the least about the full extent of the involvement of the Germans. German colonial expansion was based on its position as an industrialized state seeking economic well-being and security in a growing world market. German leaders were quick to recognize that ties to the cheap labor of overseas countries could compensate for some of the costs and burdens of conceding material and social privileges to their domestic labor force. The Central American societies possessed limited resource bases; smaller and poorly educated populations; and less capital, communications, and technological development than Germany. They saw the borrowing of development as a key to their social, economic, and political progress. Wary Central American leaders also saw the influx of German industrialists as assurance against excessive U.S. presence in their political economies and cultures. Although the simplistic bargain to trade economic development for cheap labor appeared to succeed in the short term, complex issues of German domestic unemployment and social disorder filtered to Central American countries and added to their own burdens. By 1929, Germany had recovered most of its pre-World War I economic position.

Architecture and Artifacts of the Pennsylvania Germans: Constructing Identity in Early America

Architecture and Artifacts of the Pennsylvania Germans: Constructing Identity in Early America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271047430
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The German people of New Orleans, 1650-1900

The German people of New Orleans, 1650-1900

  • Author: John Frederick Nau
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Germans
  • Page: 154
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Nazis and Good Neighbors

Nazis and Good Neighbors

The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II

  • Author: Max Paul Friedman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521822466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 359
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This international history uncovers an American security program in which Washington reached into fifteen Latin American countries to seize more than 4,000 German expatriates and intern them in the Texas desert. The crowd of Nazi Party members, antifascist exiles, and even Jewish refugees were lumped together in camps riven by strife. The book, first published in 2003, examines the evolution of governmental policy, its impact on individuals and emigrant communities, and the ideological assumptions that blinded officials in both Washington and Berlin to Latin American realities. Franklin Roosevelt's vaunted Good Neighbor policy was a victim of this effort to force reluctant Latin American governments to hand over their German residents, while the operation ruined an opportunity to rescue victims of the Holocaust. This study makes a very contemporary argument: that security measures based on group affiliation rather than individual actions are as unjust and ineffective in foreign policy as they are in law enforcement.

Die deutsche Präsenz in den USA

Die deutsche Präsenz in den USA

  • Author: Josef Raab,Jan Wirrer
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3825800393
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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Whereas the cultural and political influence of the U.S. on Europe and Germany has been researched extensively, the impact of more than 6 million German immigrants on U.S.-American history and culture has received far less scholarly attention. Therefore this volume addresses a wide range of areas in which a German presence has been manifesting itself in the U.S. for more than three centuries. Among the disciplines involved in this broad analysis are linguistics, literary studies, history, economics, musicology as well as media studies and cultural studies.

Germany and the Americas

Germany and the Americas

Culture, Politics, and History : a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia

  • Author: Thomas Adam
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851096280
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1307
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This comprehensive encyclopedia details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas, examining the extensive Germanic cultural and political legacy in the nations of the New World and the equally substantial influence of the Americas on the Germanic nations. âeuro;¢ Individual articles cover all facets of German-American relations, complete with extensive end-of-entry references âeuro;¢ Extensive and wide-ranging illustrations feature pictures of figures from Babe Ruth to Alexander von Humboldt

Schoenberg's New World

Schoenberg's New World

The American Years

  • Author: Sabine Feisst
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199792631
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 400
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Arnold Schoenberg was a polarizing figure in twentieth century music, and his works and ideas have had considerable and lasting impact on Western musical life. A refugee from Nazi Europe, he spent an important part of his creative life in the United States (1933-1951), where he produced a rich variety of works and distinguished himself as an influential teacher. However, while his European career has received much scholarly attention, surprisingly little has been written about the genesis and context of his works composed in America, his interactions with Americans and other ?migr?s, and the substantial, complex, and fascinating performance and reception history of his music in this country. Author Sabine Feisst illuminates Schoenberg's legacy and sheds a corrective light on a variety of myths about his sojourn. Looking at the first American performances of his works and the dissemination of his ideas among American composers in the 1910s, 1920s and early 1930s, she convincingly debunks the myths surrounding Schoenberg's alleged isolation in the US. Whereas most previous accounts of his time in the US have portrayed him as unwilling to adapt to American culture, this book presents a more nuanced picture, revealing a Schoenberg who came to terms with his various national identities in his life and work. Feisst dispels lingering negative impressions about Schoenberg's teaching style by focusing on his methods themselves as well as on his powerful influence on such well-known students as John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Dika Newlin. Schoenberg's influence is not limited to those who followed immediately in his footsteps-a wide range of composers, from Stravinsky adherents to experimentalists to jazz and film composers, were equally indebted to Schoenberg, as were key figures in music theory like Milton Babbitt and David Lewin. In sum, Schoenberg's New World contributes to a new understanding of one of the most important pioneers of musical modernism.

Americanization and Anti-Americanism

Americanization and Anti-Americanism

The German Encounter with American Culture After 1945

  • Author: Alexander Stephan
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571816733
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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The ongoing discussions about globalization, American hegemony and September 11 and its aftermath have moved the debate about the export of American culture and cultural anti-Americanism to center stage of world politics. At such a time, it is crucial to understand the process of culture transfer and its effects on local societies and their attitudes toward the United States. This volume presents Germany as a case study of the impact of American culture throughout a period characterized by a totalitarian system, two unusually destructive wars, massive ethnic cleansing, and economic disaster. Drawing on examples from history, culture studies, film, radio, and the arts, the authors explore the political and cultural parameters of Americanization and anti-Americanism, as reflected in the reception and rejection of American popular culture and, more generally, in European-American relations in the "American Century."

Europe in the Contemporary World, 1900 to Present, A Narrative History

Europe in the Contemporary World, 1900 to Present, A Narrative History

World history, Europe

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467244805
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 484
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Europe in the Contemporary World, 1900 to Present, A Narrative History. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

After the Berlin Wall

After the Berlin Wall

Germany and Beyond

  • Author: K. Gerstenberger,J. Braziel
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230337759
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Twenty years after its fall, the wall that divided Berlin and Germany presents a conceptual paradox: on one hand, Germans have sought to erase it completely; on the other, it haunts the imagination in complex and often surprising ways

Germany, Hitler, and World War II

Germany, Hitler, and World War II

Essays in Modern German and World History

  • Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521566261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 347
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A collection of essays discusses the nature of the Nazi system, its impact on the world, and the Holocaust, and offers a comparative analysis of the leadership styles of Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, and Roosevelt. BOMC. History Bk Club. UP.

Webster's New World 575+ German Verbs

Webster's New World 575+ German Verbs

  • Author: Edward Swick
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544188713
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 720
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Now mastering German verbs is easier than ever. Whether you need to speak German more fluently for business, want to brush up for a trip, or want to make the grade in high school or college, Webster's New World 575+ German Verbs is the only verb reference you need. This practical resource lists verbs alphabetically and includes examples demonstrating the meaning and function of the verbs to ensure that you know how to use them correctly! Webster's New World 575+ German Verbs is compact, yet comprehensive. It's packed with 575 "everyday" verbs, additional verbs to expand your vocabulary, and numerous helpful features: * 575 verbs, fully conjugated in easy-to-read charts * Full conjugation includes all persons, the three moods, and all tenses * A comprehensive verb usage review that gives you a strong foundation in German verb conjugation * More than 1,500 additional verbs in the infinitive form, fully crossreferenced * Examples of common idiomatic uses * An appendix of irregular verb forms for quick reference * Full English-to-German index of all 2,000+ verbs

Der deutsche Krieg

Der deutsche Krieg

1939 - 1945

  • Author: Nicholas Stargardt
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104035032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany

Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany

New Worlds in Print Culture

  • Author: S. Leitch
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230112986
  • Category: History
  • Page: 267
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As the first book-length examination of the role of German print culture in mediating Europe's knowledge of the newly discovered people of Africa, South Asia, and the Americas, this work highlights a unique and early incident of visual accuracy and an unprecedented investment in the practice of ethnography.

German Culture in Nineteenth-century America

German Culture in Nineteenth-century America

Reception, Adaptation, Transformation

  • Author: Lynne Tatlock,Matt Erlin
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 9781571133083
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Essays examining the circulation and adaptation of German culture in the United States during the long 19th century.

News from the land of freedom

News from the land of freedom

German immigrants write home

  • Author: Walter D. Kamphoefner,Wolfgang Johannes Helbich
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 645
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Letters written by German immigrants to America discuss life in the new world and share political and religious views

In the Wake of War

In the Wake of War

The Reconstruction of German Cities after World War II

  • Author: Jeffry M. Diefendorf
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195361091
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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In 1945 Germany's cities lay in ruins, destroyed by Allied bombers `hat left major architectural monuments badly damaged and much of the housing stock reduced to rubble. At the war's end, observers thought that it would take forty years to rebuild, but by the late 1950s West Germany's cities had risen anew. The housing crisis had been overcome and virtually all important monuments reconstructed, and the cities had reclaimed their characteristic identities. Everywhere there was a mixture of old and new: historic churches and town halls stood alongside new housing and department stores; ancient street layouts were crossed or encircled by wide arteries; old city centers were balanced by garden suburbs laid out according to modern planning principles. In this book, Diefendorf examines the questions raised by this remarkable feat of urban reconstruction. He explains who was primarily responsible, what accounted for the speed of rebuilding, and how priorities were set and decisions acted upon. He argues that in such crucial areas as architectural style, urban planning, historic preservation, and housing policy, the Germans drew upon personnel, ideas, institutions, and practical experiences from the Nazi and pre-Nazi periods. Diefendorf shows how the rebuilding of West Germany's cities after 1945 can only be understood in terms of long-term continuities in urban development.

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Crosscurrents and Influences

  • Author: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9783718655571
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 167
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