The German-American Forty-Eighters, 1848-1998
Dimensions: 8-1/2 x 11 inches
The failed effort to establish a republic in Germany in 1848 led to a flood of German immigrants to the United States–many of them well-educated in the liberal tradition of Kant, Schiller, Fichte and others–and to the flowering of German culture in the United States.
In America, these ardent lovers of freedom found a fine field for their activities, and this book looks at their impact in culture, politics, leadership, and business.
Before 1848, most of the German immigrants to the United States had been farmers. After 1848, intellectuals, artists, writers, teachers, doctors, and other professionals left an impact on their new homeland.