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Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home (Civil War America)

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German Americans were one of the largest immigrant groups in the Civil War era, and they comprised nearly 10 percent of all Union troops. Yet little attention has been paid to their daily lives—both on the battlefield and on the home front—during the war. This collection of letters, written by German immigrants to friends and family back home, describe the conflict from a distinctly German standpoint, the editors argue, casting doubt on the claim that the Civil War was the great melting pot that eradicated ethnic antagonisms.

About the Author

Walter D. Kamphoefner is professor of history at Texas A&M University. Wolfgang Helbich is professor emeritus of North American history at Ruhr Universit¤t Bochum. They have collaborated on four previous books, including News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home and German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807830444
Author:
Kamphoefner, Walter D.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Translator:
Vogel, Susan Carter
Editor:
Helbich, Wolfgang
Author:
Helbich, Wolfgang
Author:
Vogel, Susan Carter
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
German immigrants; Civil War letters; foreign soldiers; Union; Confederate; German Americans; slavery; immigrant military experience; Germans in America
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
German immigrants
Subject:
Civil War letters
Subject:
foreign soldiers
Subject:
Union
Subject:
Confederate
Subject:
German americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
immigrant military experience
Subject:
Germans in America
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 illus., 1 map, 1 table
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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