Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America

Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America

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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.

(1993), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 324 pp.

101-H0697 ISBN: 1556136978