German Footprints in America

Four Centuries of Immigration and Cultural Influence

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Often overlooked because of their high degree of assimilation, people of German descent are actually the largest single ethnic group in the United States. German culture is far more rooted in America than commonly thought. For example, hot dogs, hamburgers and beer wouldn’t be classic American staples without German immigrants. In addition to enormous contributions to mainstream beer culture and food culture, they have also added to America’s agriculture, religious values and economy.
This history highlights German contributions to America, examining their roles from the earliest colonies through the settlement of the Old Northwest and past the Interwar Period. While most German immigrants belonged to the main Lutheran and Reformed churches, a diverse cast of immigrant groups is encountered, including Moravians, Huguenots, and Rhinelanders. Through them, discover the long-standing history of the German descendants and their impact in the United States beginning more than 200 years ago.

About the Author(s)

Sudie Doggett Wike is a retired physician who lives in Bristol, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Sudie Doggett Wike
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8575-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4518-6
Imprint: McFarland