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Germans in Minnesota

Author: Kathleen Neils Conzen; Minnesota Historical Society.
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2003.
Series: People of Minnesota.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Germans are the largest single immigrant group in Minnesota history and perhaps its most invisible. Exploring this paradox, author Kathleen Neils Conzen recounts the struggles and triumphs of the Germans who transformed acres of wilderness into productive farms and brought to America their love of art, music, and sociability. She not only discusses the well-known enclaves in Brown and Stearns Counties but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Neils Conzen; Minnesota Historical Society.
ISBN: 0873514548 9780873514545
OCLC Number: 51726619
Description: ix, [1], 101, [1] pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bill Holm --
Germans in Minnesota --
Numbers and Locations --
Why They Left Germany --
Why Minnesota? --
Livelihoods and Communities --
Churches and Schools --
Expressions of Ethnicity --
In the Public Sphere --
Passing Generations --
Personal Account: A Farmer in Stearns County / George Kulzer.
Series Title: People of Minnesota.
Responsibility: Kathleen Neils Conzen ; foreword by Bill Holm.

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"Germans are the largest single immigrant group in Minnesota history and perhaps its most invisible. Exploring this paradox, author Kathleen Neils Conzen recounts the struggles and triumphs of the Germans who transformed acres of wilderness into productive farms and brought to America their love of art, music, and sociability. She not only discusses the well-known enclaves in Brown and Stearns Counties but also looks at the smaller communities and the Twin Cities. In recent times, a renewed interest in German heritage can be seen in towns like New Ulm, home to the statue of Hermann the German and Heritagefest, the annual summer ethnic festival."--Jacket.

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