Across The Atlantic & Beyond: The Migration Of German/Swiss Immigrants To America
Across The Atlantic & Beyond: The Migration Of German/Swiss Immigrants To America
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Across the Atlantic & Beyond: The Migration of German/Swiss Immigrants to America by Charles R. Haller; 324 pp; Paper; 5.5x8.5; Published: 1993; biblio., glossary, maps, tables; ISBN: 1-5561-3697-8; Item # HBH0697

Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America - Charles R. Haller. The author discusses several aspects of life of the German and Swiss immigrants to America, based on his research of his ancestors: the mechanics of name changes; the world in which his ancestors lived and the circumstances that led them to migrate; the rapid spread of Protestantism; the rise in literacy. Includes: changes in Germanic surnames; changes in city an villages names; Mennonite and Quaker settlements of Pennsylvania; Protestantism behind the German migration; and the push and pull of the Germans--in America, war, kings and queens, the Rhine, crossing the Atlantic, and the prairies of Kansas.