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Germans in Wisconsin Paperback – June, 1977

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Richard H. Zeitlin was born in New York City in 1945. He did his undergraduate work at Queens College and earned both a master's degree and a doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin, the latter in 1973. He worked for Old World Wisconsin, the State Historical Society's outdoor ethnic musuem, between 1973 and 1977. He served as director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Madison's Capitol Square until his death in December of 2008.

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society (June 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870201735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870201738
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,156,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 4, 2001
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From 1820 to 1910 German-speaking immigrants immigrated to Wisconsin in search of new homes, opportunities, political and religious freedom. By 1900 Wisconsin had a wealth of German farmers, merchants, manufacturers, editors, educators, churches (both Catholic and Lutheran), and communities making up the Wisconsin social, political, cultural, and economic landscape. With his seminal treatise, Germans In Wisconsin, Richard Zeitlin describes the values and ideas Germans brought with them to Wisconsin as he highlights their achievements in both rural and urban settings over the course of the last 150 years. A "must" for all Wisconsin school and community library collections, historical photographs enhance Zeitlin's informative and engaging text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Miller on October 26, 2011
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A wonderful small book packed with wonderful information and pictures of the mass migration of the Germans to Wisconsin. This little book will show you what years and from what part of Germany as well approximately how many
migrated in to Wisconsin. Mr. Zeitlin touches on the German culture, church, food and skills that not only shaped Wisconsin but also influenced our country. This is a wonderful read with great pictures that is a must for anyone doing family research on Germanic migration to Wisconsin and into our country....I now have great respect for the hardships that were sustained by the Germans who left their homeland and came into our country and with very hard work made a better life for their offspring....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Huwiler on May 15, 2014
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Zeitlin's book presents a readable and engaging account of the Germans who built Wisconsin in the 19th century. Highly recommended.
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Any one with a German name should consider starting in Milwaukee and go from there. There is sure to be one relative of yours from there at any given time in the last 100 years.
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