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The Germans in America

From the old to the new world - German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer. Harper's Weekly, 1874 Nov. 7, pp. 916-917.This presentation provides information about immigration from the German-speaking world to the United States, and about the activities of German immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Information is contained in a chronology, bibliography, maps, photographs and other pictorial sources, links to the Library of Congress' American Memory project, and to relevant materials in Library of Congress exhibit, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, and links to other Internet sites in the United States and Germany.

"The Germans in America" is part of the pilot phase of a larger project to create, in cooperation with partners in Europe and the United States, a Transatlantic Digital Library dealing with themes of common European-American interest and significance. This project is also linked to the Transatlantic Information Exchange System (TIES), which was launched in May 1998 under the auspices of the United States-European Union New Transatlantic Agenda. Other projects in this series will deal with immigration from other European countries and with the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan and other important anniversaries of transatlantic significance.

The chronology was prepared by Eric Solsten, Reference Librarian, European Division, Library of Congress. Photographs, maps, and prints are courtesy of the Rare Books and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress. Professor Don Heinrich Tolzmann of the University of Cincinnati made numerous helpful suggestions regarding the chronology and bibliography.

Partial funding for The Germans in America was provided by the United States Information Agency.

Chronology
German American Newspapers and Periodicals
Other Internet Resources
Relevant American Memory Presentations
Selected Bibliography
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