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Wisconsin German Land and Life
Edited by Heike Bungert, Cora Lee Kluge, and Robert C. Ostergren

“An important contribution to the limited number of studies of immigrant agriculture.”—Robert W. Frizzell, Journal of American Ethnic History

Taking innovative and varied approaches to immigration research, the German and American contributors to this volume focus on migrants from farming communities along the Rhine who relocated to Wisconsin in the nineteenth century. Drawing from a wealth of official records and archival materials on both sides of the Atlantic, these scholars look at the migrants’ situation in their original homeland, their experience of the migration process, and their relationship to the land in Wisconsin.

“Richly detailed and well researched. . . . By focusing on a specific geographic area (not just the state of Wisconsin but the southern part of the state), by expanding to a transatlantic view of the migration process, and by making land a central theme in the immigration experience, the authors advance our knowledge about German-speaking migration to America.” —Stephani Richards-Wilson, H-Net Reviews

Heike Bungert is professor of North American history at the University of Münster. Cora Lee Kluge is professor of German and director of the Max Kade Institute, and Robert C. Ostergren is professor of geography, both at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

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the cover of Wisconsin German Land and Life is a textured brown, with an illustration of a Wisconsin winter scene.

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300 pp.  6 x 9

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