HGIA: Unser Adoptiv-Vaterland

Cover of Unser Adoptiv-Vaterland
Published by the Milwaukeer Herold, 1889. Cover image from the Max Kade Institute Library.

The dual national identity of many early German Americans is reflected in the publication shown here, Unser Adoptiv-Vaterland. Published in Milwaukee in 1889, this book is a history of the U.S., presenting the major moments in American history in the immigrants’ mother tongue. As reflected by the subtitle (“with special consideration of the German-American element”), it included a short section detailing the part played by Americans of German descent in this country’s development.

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