For more than three centuries immigrants from German-speaking lands have come to America, settled in rural and urban communities, and established German-language churches, schools, and businesses. They introduced social customs, traditions, and organizations that have shaped and been shaped by the American way of life.
Join us in examining America’s diverse heritage through the lens of immigration.
The latest Friends of Max Kade Institute Newsletter is here! Personal German-American stories and documents are the focus of this issue. Read more about... - "The Greatest Christmas Ever": A German-American Pastor's Service on December 25, 1918 - The Autobiography of Christian Pauli of Winterkraut - The Otto Schroeder Recordings - From Rural Germany to the 19th-century Midwest - The Thiel Family Immigration Story.
The Max Kade Institute's German-American and American English Dialects page is new and improved and back online! Go to http://language.mki.wisc.edu/, click on the tabs and explore "The German Language in America," listen to "German-American Dialect Recordings," and read "Essays" to learn more about facts and myths regarding German in America.