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Islands of Deutschtum

German-Americans in Manchester, New Hampshire and Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1870-1942


Robert McCaffery

Islands of Deutschtum adds new knowledge to the study of German-Americans. It describes the migration of German textile workers to the textile centers of New England. It describes how they fashioned ethnic communities, which not only survived World War I but lasted into World War II. The classic struggle between ethnic maintenance and Americanization is catalogued.