The German Forty-Eighters in the United States


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Between 1845 and 1854 over one million German citizens left their homes and emigrated, many of them as a result of the unsuccessful revolution of 1848 and its aftermath. The -Forty-Eighters- who came to the United States, both for political and economic reasons, went through different stages of adaptation to the new country. The immigrants contributed to the political, social and cultural life of their new homeland by transforming staid communities on the East coast, by founding new settlements in the Midwest and West, and ...

The German Forty-Eighters in the United States 1989, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820410104