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Culture fact
In the 2000 census, 42.8
million Americans claimed
German ancestry, making
German-Americans the largest
single heritage group in the
United States.

German Americans:

Amish in Pennsylvania
An Amish buggy in modern-
day Pennsylvania

Culture fact
The Pennsylvania Dutch are
are not Dutch at all, but rather
Pennsylvania Deutsch (German).
They are descended from
17th- and 18th-century
immigrants from Germany,
Alsace, & Switzerland.

Contemporary culture:

Culture fact
German culture is not only to be
found in central Europe. There
are significant German-speaking
minorities in over 25 countries.

German-speaking culture:

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German American Immigration
Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America, by Ursula Hegi, 304 p. (1998)
The German-American Encounter: Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Cultures, 1800-2000, by Frank Trommler, Elliott Shore, 400 p. (2001)

Tolzmann, The German-
American Experience
The German-American Experience, by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, 466 p. (2000)
German Americans (We are America), by Tristan Boyer Binns, 32 p. (2003)
The Germans (We Came to North America), by Greg Nickles, 32 p. (2001)
The German American Family Album, by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler, 128 p. (1998)
German Americans (Immigrant Experience), by Liz Sonneborn, 112 p. (2003)
The German Americans (The Immigrant Experience), by Anne Galicich, Sandra Stotsky (1996)
German Immigrants, 1820-1920, by Helen Frost, 32 p. (2001)
German-American Life: Recipes and Traditions, by John D. Zug, Karin Gottier, 208 p. (1991)
Becoming Old Stock : The Paradox of German-American Identity, by Russell A. Kazal, 390 p. (2004)
German Americans (Spirit of America Our Cultural Heritage), pages 9-12, by C. Ann Fitterer, 32 p. (2002)

Regional Settlements
Contented Among Strangers: Rural German-Speaking Women and Their Families in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest, by Linda Schelbitzki Pickle (1995)
German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania: A Study of the So-Called Pennsylvania Dutch, by Oscar Kuhns, 276 p. (1989)
Foreigners in Their Own Land: Pennsylvania Germans in the Early Republic, by Stephen M. Nolt, 208 p. (2002)
German Workers in Chicago: A Documentary History of Working-Class Culture from 1850 to World War I, by Hartmut Keil, John B. Jentz, 448 p. (1988)
Germans in Wisconsin, by Richard H. Zeitlin, 72 p. (2000)
Germans in Michigan, by Jeremy W. Kilar, 58 p. (2002)
German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas, by Terry G. Jordan, 261 p. (1994)
German Pioneers on the American Frontier: The Wagners in Texas and Illinois, by Andreas V. Reichstein, 336 p. (2001)
Germans of Louisiana, by Ellen C. Merrill, Don Heinrich Tolzmann, 380 p. (2004)
The Virginia Germans, by Klaus Wust (1989)
German Migration to Missouri: My Family's Story , by Paul C. Nagel, 232 p. (2002)
German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways, by Robin Burnett, Ken Luebbering, 124 p. (1996)
The St. Louis German Catholics, by William Barnaby Faherty, 125 p. (2004)
German Settlers of South Bend, by Gabrielle Robinson, 128 p. (2003)

Biographical Accounts & Literature

New release
The Way Home : A German Childhood, an American Life, by Ernestine Bradley, 272 p. (2005)
Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America, by Ursula Hegi, 304 p. (1997)
Justly Proud: A German American Family in Indiana, by Beverly Raffensperger Fauvre, 210 p. (1995)
Letters of a German American Farmer: Jurnjakob Swehn Travels to America, by Johannes Gillhoff, Richard Lorenz August Trotz, 180 p. (2000)
News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home, by Walter D. Kamphoefner, Wolfgang Helbich, Ulrike Sommer (1993)
My Farm on the Mississippi: The Story of a German in Missouri, 1945-1948, by Heinrich Hauser, Curt A. Poulton, 168 p. (2001)
How I Became an American, by Karin Gundisch, James Skofield, 120 p. (2001)
German-American Folklore, by Mac E. Barrick, 264 p. (1990)

German Heritage & Ancestry

Finding Your German Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide, by Kevan M. Hansen, 80 p. (1999)
A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage, by Chris Anderson, Ernest Thode, S. Chris Anderson, 191 p. (2000)
In Search of Your German Roots. The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe, 4th ed., by Angus Baxter, 128 p. (2001)

German American Relations & WW II Internment
Parting Ways: The Crisis In German-American Relations, by Stephen F. Szabo, 195 p. (2004)
America's Invisible Gulag: A Biography of German American Internment & Exclusion in World War II: Memory & History, by Stephen Fox, 379 p. (2000)
Undue Process: The Untold Story of America's German Alien Internees, by Arnold Krammer, 224 p. (1997)

German, Austrian, & Swiss culture and customs

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture, by John Sandford (ed.), 624 p. (2001)
The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture, ed. Eva Kolinsky & Wilfried van der Will (eds.)
A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies, by Scott Denham, Irene Kacandes, Jonathan Petropoulos (eds.), 576 p. 1997.
When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do, by Hyde Flippo, 176 p. (2002)
The German Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs in the German-Speaking World, by Hyde Flippo, 144 p. (1996)
German Pride: 101 Reasons to Be Proud You're German, by Gretchen Schmidt, 278 p. (2003)
Germany: Unraveling an Enigma, by Greg Nees, 217 p. (2000)
The Germans, by Gordon A. Craig, 361 p. (1991)
Modern Germany: Politics, Society and Culture, by Peter James, 220 p. (1998)
Relocating Germanness: Discursive Disunity in Unified Germany, by Patrick Stevenson, John Theobald (eds.), 208 p. (2000)
Contemporary Germany: A Handbook,: by Derek Lewis, Johannes Schwitalla, Ulrike Zitzlsperger, 312 p. (2001)
Culture Smart Germany: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette, by Barry Tomalin, 160 p. (2003)
Culture Shock! Germany, by Richard Lord, 311 p. (2003)
Culture Smart Switzerland, by Kendall Maycock, 168 p. (2004)
Why Switzerland?, by Jonathan Steinberg, 320 p. (1996)
Understanding Cultural Differences: Germans, French, and Americans, by Edward Twitchell Hall, Mildred Reed Hall, 208 p. (1990)
German Minorities in Europe: Ethnic Identity and Cultural Belonging, by Stefan Wolff, 235 p. (2001)
Fringe Voices: Texts by and about Minorities in the Federal Republic of Germany, by Antje Harnisch, Anne-Marie Stokes, Friedmann Weidauer (eds.), 320 p. (1999)
Germans or Foreigners?  Attitudes Towards Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany, by Richard Alba, Peter Schmidt, Martina Wasmer, 308 p. (2003)
Turkish Culture in German Society Today, by David Horrocks, Eva Kolinsky, 207 p. (1996)
Berlin and Its Culture: A Historical Portrait, by Ronald Taylor, 416 p. (1997)


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