Germans in Wisconsin

Germans in Wisconsin Between and nearly five and a half million German speaking immigrants came to the United States in search of new homes new opportunities and freedom from European tyrannies Most settled i

  • Title: Germans in Wisconsin
  • Author: Richard H. Zeitlin
  • ISBN: 9780870203244
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Between 1820 and 1910, nearly five and a half million German speaking immigrants came to the United States in search of new homes, new opportunities, and freedom from European tyrannies Most settled in the Midwest, and many came to Wisconsin, whose rich farmlands and rising cities attracted three major waves of immigrants By 1900, German farmers, merchants, manufacturersBetween 1820 and 1910, nearly five and a half million German speaking immigrants came to the United States in search of new homes, new opportunities, and freedom from European tyrannies Most settled in the Midwest, and many came to Wisconsin, whose rich farmlands and rising cities attracted three major waves of immigrants By 1900, German farmers, merchants, manufacturers, editors, and educators to say nothing of German churches both Catholic and Lutheran , cultural institutions, food, and folkways had all set their mark upon Wisconsin In the most recent census 1990 , than 53 percent of the state s residents considered themselves German the highest of any state in the Union.In this best selling book, now with updated text and additional historical photographs, Richard H Zeitlin describes the values and ideas the Germans brought with them from the Old Country highlights their achievements on the farm, in the workplace, and in the academy over the course of 150 years and explains why their impact has been so profound and pervasive.

    One thought on “Germans in Wisconsin”

    1. If you live in Wisconsin and have German ancestry (and apparently there are a lot of us), this book offers an interesting overview of German immigration and early years in our state. I didn't even know why most Germans immigrated before this book. It's a short book but has a high reading level. I would've been interested in a little more about German identity and activities after the World Wars. The immigrant's letter at the end is a fascinating read.

    2. A brief, easy-to-read history of Germans in Wisconsin. Zeitlin covers the three main waves of German immigration and the typical experience of the German immigrant, as well as the impacts they have had on the culture of Wisconsin. A good read for Wisconsites to better understand the history of our state.

    3. I was hoping for more detail, but definitely enjoyed learning about how Germans came to Wisconsin and influenced the future of my home state. I'm glad to live in a time when one is allowed to be proud to be German.

    4. I read the eBook version from my library system. I was interested in it not so much from the German experience in Wisconsin - although I live there at present - but as a clue to the German experience in the Upper Midwest. It was interesting to relate it to my family's presumed experiences!

    5. Very interesting , quick reading - describes the values and ideas the Germans brought with them from the Old Country.

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