In Search of Peace and Prosperity New German Settlements in Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
- List Price: $35.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/2000
This volume brings together essays by leading German and American historians on the subject of German emigration in the eighteenth century when Germans were moving to a variety of destinations: Russia, Prussian Lithuania, and various other German territories as well as North America.
What drove men and women from different regional and social backgrounds to leave their homes during this time? Some migrations were forced, as for the Mennonites, the Salzburger emigrants, and the French Huguenots; some were voluntary and determined by the wish for one's own land and greater social and economic opportunity. In all groups, religion was a prominent motivator and primary element of social identification and cohesion. Inevitably, migrants carried with them traditional skills and other indispensable cultural "baggage." A key strength of this book is that contributors emphasize the mutual exchanges that occurred among cultures.
Spine is uncreased, binding tight and sturdy; shelfwear minimal. Previously
Spine is uncreased, binding tight and sturdy; shelfwear minimal. Previously owned by Professor Hamilton Cravens, with his name on front endpaper; text otherwise appears fine. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. An all-around excellent copy. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.