Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775

ISBN-10: 0812215486
ISBN-13: 9780812215489
Edition: 1996
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Description: In 1700, some 250,000 white and black inhabitants populated the thirteen American colonies, with the vast majority of whites either born in England or descended from English immigrants. By 1776, the non-Native American population had increased  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In 1700, some 250,000 white and black inhabitants populated the thirteen American colonies, with the vast majority of whites either born in England or descended from English immigrants. By 1776, the non-Native American population had increased tenfold, and non-English Europeans and Africans dominated new immigration. Of all the European immigrant groups, the Germans may have been the largest. Aaron Spencer Fogleman has written the first comprehensive history of this eighteenth-century German settlement of North America. Utilizing a vast body of published and archival sources, many of them never before made accessible outside of Germany, Fogleman emphasizes the importance of German immigration to colonial America, the European context of the Germans' emigration, and the importance of networks to their success in America

Aaron Spencer Fogleman is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of ###Jesus is Female: Moravians and Radical Religion in Early America# and ###Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717@-1775#.

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List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction: An Immigrant Society
A Changing World and the Lure from Abroad
Recovery and Reconstruction
Demographic Pressure, Scarcity, and Emigration
Destinations
Peasant Communities and Peasant Migrations
The Case of the Northern Kraichgau
Aristocratic Resurgence and Peasant Resistance
Village Boundaries and Overcrowding
Family and Village Migrations
Community, Settlement, and Mobility in Greater Pennsylvania
Community
Ethnic Settlements
The Role of the Church
Stable Ethnics
The Radical Pietist Alternative
Radical Pietist Migrations
The Case of the Moravians
Migration and the Moravian Community
Germans in the Streets: The Development of German Political Culture in Pennsylvania
Germans and Pennsylvania Politics
Thomas Penn and the Germans
German Political Interests
Penn's New Policy and the German Response
The Structuring of a Multiethnic Society
Appendices
Methods and Sources Used for Demographic Calculations in the Thirteen Colonies
Volume and Timing of Legal Emigrations from Southwest Germany, 1687-1804
Statistics for the Fifty-three Parishes Making Up the Northern Kraichgau Cohort of Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1717-1775
European Origins of German-Speaking, Radical Pietist Immigrants in Colonial America
German-Speaking Immigrants Eligible for Naturalization
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Immigrants and Villagers
General Index

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