Panzer Commanders of the Western Front: German Tank Generals in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)

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Author: Jr. Samuel W. Mitcham
Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (America in the World)

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ISBN: 0691155860
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Author: Andrew Zimmerman
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Two Germans in the Civil War

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ISBN: 1572332794
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 243
Author: John Daeuble
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

Download and read online Two Germans in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB "Daeuble's detailed diary entries and Rentschler's lengthy letters are important additions to the still-incomplete mosaic of the Civil War, not only because of their engaging content but also because they help fill significant voids created by an almost complete lack of published sources from Kentucky's Union soldiers and by the shortage of primary source materials about German immigrants who fought in the war."--Jacket.

Germans in the Civil War

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ISBN: 0807876593
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Number of pages: 560
Author: Walter D. Kamphoefner
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Download and read online Germans in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB German Americans were one of the largest immigrant groups in the Civil War era, and they comprised nearly 10 percent of all Union troops. Yet little attention has been paid to their daily lives--both on the battlefield and on the home front--during the war. This collection of letters, written by German immigrants to friends and family back home, provides a new angle to our understanding of the Civil War experience and challenges some long-held assumptions about the immigrant experience at this time. Originally published in Germany in 2002, this collection contains more than three hundred letters written by seventy-eight German immigrants--men and women, soldiers and civilians, from the North and South. Their missives tell of battles and boredom, privation and profiteering, motives for enlistment and desertion and for avoiding involvement altogether. Although written by people with a variety of backgrounds, these letters describe the conflict from a distinctly German standpoint, the editors argue, casting doubt on the claim that the Civil War was the great melting pot that eradicated ethnic antagonisms.

World War Two

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ISBN: OCLC:938579699
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 4
Author: Jože Dežman

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The German Civil War

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ISBN: 9781441525154
Release Date: 2009-04
Number of pages: 80
Author: David R. Wingard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online The German Civil War in PDF and EPUB Adolf von Zimmerman, leader of East Germany, wanted to finish what Adolf Hitler started during World War II. He attempted to unite both East and West Germany and exterminate all Jews.

The Germans in the American Civil War

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105127407802
Release Date: 1999-10
Number of pages: 392
Author: Wilhelm Kaufmann
Publisher: John Kallmann Pub

Download and read online The Germans in the American Civil War in PDF and EPUB This singular account of an estimated 216,000 Germans, mostly newly-arrived immigrants and about 300,000 Americans of German descent, who served in the American Civil War is an unprecedented event in the publication of material on U.S. military history. Written by a successful German immigrant, publishing entrepreneur and journalist, Wilhelm Kaufmann, 1847-1920, this book was originally published in 1911 by Munich Publisher R. Oldenbourg in the German Language only. In their Civil War Centennial book, Civil War Books: A Critical Bibliography, published in 1967, the distinguished contributors, Allen Nevins, James I. Robertson, Jr., and Bell I. Wiley, wrote of Kaufmann's history: Finally, after two world wars and the consequent anti-German sentiment and the neglect that discouraged publication, a new Edition -- in English for the first time -- is now available. Scholars, general readers, genealogists and people who wish to explore their own German heritage will welcome this penetrating account -- now with enhanced features: readable type, larger maps (36 in all) designed for clarity; and now, most importantly, fully indexed for more effective reference use. Available in both a quality genuine clothbound as well as an economical paperback edition, this history deserves a place on your permanent library shelf. 392pp., 36 maps, bibliography, end notes, index.

Germans and African Americans

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ISBN: 1604737859
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Number of pages: 304
Author: Larry A. Greene
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Germans and African Americans in PDF and EPUB Germans and African Americans, unlike other works on African Americans in Europe, examines the relationship between African Americans and one country, Germany, in great depth. Germans and African Americans encountered one another within the context of their national identities and group experiences. In the nineteenth century, German immigrants to America and to such communities as Charleston and Cincinnati interacted within the boundaries of their old-world experiences and ideas and within surrounding regional notions of a nation fracturing over slavery. In the post-Civil War era in America through the Weimar era, Germany became a place to which African American entertainers, travelers, and intellectuals such as W. E. B. Du Bois could go to escape American racism and find new opportunities. With the rise of the Third Reich, Germany became the personification of racism, and African Americans in the 1930s and 1940s could use Hitler's evil example to goad America about its own racist practices. Postwar West Germany regained the image as a land more tolerant to African American soldiers than America. African Americans were important to Cold War discourse, especially in the internal ideological struggle between Communist East Germany and democratic West Germany. Unlike many other countries in Europe, Germany has played a variety of different and conflicting roles in the African American narrative and relationship with Europe. It is this diversity of roles that adds to the complexity of African American and German interactions and mutual perceptions over time.

Chancellorsville and the Germans

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ISBN: 9780823226528
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Number of pages: 244
Author: Christian Keller
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Download and read online Chancellorsville and the Germans in PDF and EPUB Often called Lee's greatest triumph, the battle of Chancellorsville decimated the Union Eleventh Corps, composed of large numbers of German-speaking volunteers. Poorly deployed, the unit was routed by "Stonewall" Jackson and became the scapegoat for the Northern defeat, blamed by many on the "flight" of German immigrant troops. The impact on America's large German community was devastating. But there is much more to the story than that. Drawing for the first time on German-language newspapers, soldiers' letters, memoirs, and regimental records, Christian Keller reconstructs the battle and its aftermath from the German-American perspective, military and civilian. He offers a fascinating window into a misunderstood past, one where the German soldiers' valor has been either minimized or dismissed as cowardly. He critically analyzes the performance of the German regiments and documents the impact of nativism on Anglo-American and German-American reactions--and on German self-perceptions as patriots and Americans. For German-Americans, the ghost of Chancellorsville lingered long, and Keller traces its effects not only on ethnic identity, but also on the dynamics of inclusion andassimilation in American life.

German Immigrants Race and Citizenship in the Civil War Era

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ISBN: 9781107031937
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Number of pages: 267
Author: Alison Clark Efford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online German Immigrants Race and Citizenship in the Civil War Era in PDF and EPUB This study reframes Civil War-era history, arguing that the Franco-Prussian War contributed to a dramatic pivot in Northern commitment to African-American rights.

Our Human Hearts

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ISBN: 0873388631
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 206
Author: Albert Howard Carter
Publisher: Kent State University Press

Download and read online Our Human Hearts in PDF and EPUB Our Human Hearts is a nonfiction exploration of the meanings of the human heart as interpreted by two traditions: medical science, which has made possible dramatic cardiac surgery and sophisticated drug treatments, and the much older cultural traditions that view the heart as a repository for wisdom, courage, emotion, and the soul. Carter interlaces medical and linguistic information with the stories of four heart patients, each with different illnesses and different personal approaches to healing. Much has been written about the heart from a medical standpoint, but few experts have explored the human side of the heart by giving a voice to the patients. Our Human Hearts will be appreciated by the medical community, cardiology patients and their families, and anyone interested in the meaning and health of the human heart.

The Germans of Charleston Richmond and New Orleans During the Civil War Period 1850 1870

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ISBN: 9783110236880
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 442
Author: Andrea Mehrländer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Download and read online The Germans of Charleston Richmond and New Orleans During the Civil War Period 1850 1870 in PDF and EPUB This book is the first monograph on the role of the German population minority in the southern states in the American Civil War. It points out that Germans were quite involved in the fighting and, for the most part, had a positive attitude towards slavery. A comparative analysis presents the German militia, the leaders, consuls, blockade breakers and businessmen of the cities of Charleston, Richmond and New Orleans. The appendix contains an extensive survey of primary and secondary sources, including a tabular list of relatives of ethnically German military units with names, origin, rank, vocation, income and number of slaves owned. The book can serve as an archives guide for further related work by historians, military researchers and genealogists.

The German American Encounter

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ISBN: 1571812903
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 344
Author: Frank Trommler
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online The German American Encounter in PDF and EPUB "Civil Society" has been experiencing a global renaissance among social movements and political thinkers during the last two decades. This collection of original papers by junior and senior scholars offers an important comparative-historical dimension to the debate by examining the historical roots of civil society in Germany and Britain from the seventeenth-century revolutions to the beginning of the welfare state.

Man of Two Worlds

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ISBN: 9780557064632
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Number of pages: 106
Author: Ray Grasshoff

Download and read online Man of Two Worlds in PDF and EPUB In 1854, Wilhelm F. Kempe, 26, and his sister Auguste, 20, left their native Kingdom of Saxony in Europe for a new home in Texas. Remaining in Saxony were their aging, widowed father and a 10-year-old sister and an 8-year-old brother -- people who struggled for decades to reconcile their lives in the Old World with that of their relatives in the New World. Their letters to Wilhelm tell, often painfully, of the emotional toll this disruption took on the lives of family and friends who remained in the Fatherland. As the only connection betwen his family in Europe and his family in America, Wilhelm carried the weight of both. Over half a century he coped with all of their needs, as well as the Civil War and the desires of others who wanted to leave Europe and join him in Texas -- challenges that come alive through the letters they wrote.

Civil War Citizens

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ISBN: 0814785719
Release Date: 2010-11-22
Number of pages: 252
Author: Susannah J. Ural
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online Civil War Citizens in PDF and EPUB At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of civil-society: African Americans. But other groups--namely Jews, Germans, the Irish, and Native Americans--also became part of this struggle to exercise rights stripped from them by legislation, court rulings, and the prejudices that defined the age. Grounded in extensive research by experts in their respective fields, Civil War Citizens is the first volume to collectively analyze the wartime experiences of those who lived outside the dominant white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant citizenry of nineteenth-century America. The essays examine the momentous decisions made by these communities in the face of war, their desire for full citizenship, the complex loyalties that shaped their actions, and the inspiring and heartbreaking results of their choices-- choices that still echo through the United States today. Contributors: Stephen D. Engle, William McKee Evans, David T. Gleeson, Andrea Mehrländer, Joseph P. Reidy, Robert N. Rosen, and Susannah J. Ural.

Southern Families at War Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South

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ISBN: 0195350383
Release Date: 2000-07-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: Women's History Catherine Clinton Historian of Southern History, and the American Civil War
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Southern Families at War Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South in PDF and EPUB Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, or Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of the Texas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the Tennessee woodlands, no corner of the South went unscathed. Through the prism of the southern family, this volume of twelve original essays provides fresh insights into this watershed in American history.

Politics in Germany

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ISBN: 9781483371108
Release Date: 2008-07-07
Number of pages: 203
Author: M. Donald Hancock
Publisher: CQ Press

Download and read online Politics in Germany in PDF and EPUB Take a sneak peak inside!Click on the links below to preview the Introduction and Chapter 1. Order your exam copy today by clicking on the "Request an Exam Copy" link above. Introduction Chapter 1 Germans born in the second decade of the last century will have been a subject of no less than six political regimes, seven if they lived in the former German Democratic Republic. Today, Germany’s democratic polity, pluralistic society, institutional structures, and market economy are growing increasingly strong. In clear and compelling prose, Hancock and Krisch argue that German politics today is the politics of a “normal” European democracy moving toward the EU. The authors discuss Germany’s course of modernization, which involves rapid industrialization and social development following the nation’s first unification in 1871 and its subsequent torturous course of political change embracing Imperial authoritarianism, the democratic experiment of the Weimar Republic, Nazi totalitarianism, and postwar variants of communism and Western-style democracy. Chapters detail the country’s political history, as well as its culture, new constitutional debates, parties, and economic policy, and culminate in a look at Germany in global context. Adopt together with Politics in Britain and Politics in France and pass savings along to your students. For pricing and ordering information, please contact us at mailto:[email protected]