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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 : English : Cornell paperbacksView all editions and formats

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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Otterness
ISBN: 0801473446 9780801473449
OCLC Number: 639335124
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2003 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize.
Description: xiii, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: IntroductionChapter 1. "A Particularly Deceptive Spirit"The German Southwest, 1709Chapter 2. "The Poor Palatine Refugees"London, Spring-Summer 1709Chapter 3. "A Parcel of Vagabonds"London, Summer-Winter 1709Chapter 4. "A Deplorable Sickly Condition"New York City, 1710Chapter 5. "They Will Not Listen to Tar Making"The Hudson Valley, 1710-1712Chapter 6. "The Promis'd Land"The Schoharie Valley, 1712-1722Chapter 7. "A Nation Which Is Neither French, Nor English, Nor Indian"The Mohawk Valley, 1723-1757ConclusionAppendix. Database of the 1709 EmigrantsAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndex
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"Becoming German nicely details the complex development of ethnic identity in eighteenth-century British America. With engaging prose and a straightforward style, Otterness demonstrates how people Read more...

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