THE TRAGEDY OF GERMAN-AMERICA by John A. Hawgood

THE TRAGEDY OF GERMAN-AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of this exceptionally scholarly piece of research worked under a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship. It is a study of the problem of the German in America, from 1820 to 1917, specifically, the period preceding the necessity of assimilation. There are two distinct phases analyzed, -- the various attempts to form a New Germany within the confines of this country, and second, the phase of the hyphenated German-American, characterized by mental isolationism. He builds his pattern against a careful study of the qualities of the German as settler, the statistics on emigration and settlements. And he concludes that today's Bund clansmen bear no relation to the German-American preceding the last war, and are not accepted nor recognized by them. Clear cut, but too pedagogical in presentation for wide market.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1940
Publisher: Putnam