In Search of Peace and Prosperity

New German Settlements in Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
Fr. 73.95
ISBN: 978-0-271-01929-1
+ -

This volume brings together essays by leading German and American historians on the subject of German emigration in the eighteenth century when Germans were moving to a variety of destinations: Russia, Prussian Lithuania, and various other German territories as well as North America.

What drove men and women from different regional and social backgrounds to leave their homes during this time? Some migrations were forced, as for the Mennonites, the Salzburger emigrants, and the French Huguenots; some were voluntary and determined by the wish for one's own land and greater social and economic opportunity. In all groups, religion was a prominent motivator and primary element of social identification and cohesion. Inevitably, migrants carried with them traditional skills and other indispensable cultural "baggage." A key strength of this book is that contributors emphasize the mutual exchanges that occurred among cultures.


This volume brings together essays by leading German and American historians on the subject of German emigration in the eighteenth century when Germans were moving to a variety of destinations: Russia, Prussian Lithuania, and various other German territories as well as North America.

What drove men and women from different regional and social backgrounds to leave their homes during this time? Some migrations were forced, as for the Mennonites, the Salzburger emigrants, and the French Huguenots; some were voluntary and determined by the wish for one's own land and greater social and economic opportunity. In all groups, religion was a prominent motivator and primary element of social identification and cohesion. Inevitably, migrants carried with them traditional skills and other indispensable cultural "baggage." A key strength of this book is that contributors emphasize the mutual exchanges that occurred among cultures.


Autor Lehmann, Hartmut (Hrsg.) / Wellenreuther, Hermann (Professor of Modern History at the Georg-August-University in Goettingen) (Hrsg.) / Wilson, Renate (Johns Hopkins Univ.) (Hrsg.)
Verlag Pennsylvania State University Press
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2000
Seitenangabe 344 S.
Lieferstatus Neuauflage/Nachdruck unbestimmt
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H22.9 cm x B15.2 cm x D2.5 cm 513 g
Reihe Max Kade Research Institute

Über den Autor Lehmann, Hartmut (Hrsg.)

Der Herausgeber: Hartmut Lehmann, geb. 1936, ist Honorarprofessor an den Universitèten Kiel und GÜttingen und Direktor Emeritus am Max-Planck-Institut f¿r Geschichte in GÜttingen.

Weitere Titel von Lehmann, Hartmut (Hrsg.)