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Becoming German : the 1709 Palatine migration to New York

Author: Philip Otterness
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Becoming German tells the story of the largest and earliest mass movement of German-speaking immigrants to America, the Palatine migration of 1709, tracking their journey from Germany to London to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Otterness
ISBN: 0801473446 9780801473449
OCLC Number: 612843070
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2003 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize.
Description: xiii, 235 pages : map, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. "A particularly deceptive spirit": The German southwest, 1709 --
2. "The poor Palatine refugees": London, spring-summer 1709 --
3. "A parcel of vagabonds": London, summer-winter 1709 --
4. "A deplorable sickly condition": New York City, 1710 --
5. "They will not listen to tar making": the Hudson Valley, 1710-1712 --
6. "The promis'd land": the Schoharie Valley, 1712-1722 --
7. "A nation which is neither French, nor English, nor Indian": The Mohawk Valley, 1723-1757.
Responsibility: Philip Otterness.
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