Family research / history & places / Chicago



Integration of immigrants under the aspect of nation building has always been widely discussed. When at the beginning of the 20th century European emigration changed from middle and northern Europe to eastern Europe and the Mediterranean countries, integration of Polish and Italians seemed to be difficult, whereas the German one did not seem to be problematic, even was remembered as easy.

Reality was different. In the 2nd half of the 19th century the American public, but especially the Nativist movement, wondered about the strange peculiarity of Germans and not seldom fought  their activities and ideas. What about this peculiarity?

©Peter Teuthorn, 2003-08-15


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