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The German-American Press
Edited by Henry Geitz

The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

Though it will never be possible to establish an exact number, scholars of the German-American press have estimated that about 5000 newspapers and periodicals have been published in German in more than 300 years of German immigration to the United States. This collection of essays on various aspects of the German-American press shows clearly the role of that press in the process of acculturation of German immigrants on the one hand, and on the other, retention of some of the old institutions, most notably the German language. Bracketed between articles on the press of the colonial period and that of the present is a rich collection of essays on various aspects of the topic. While no one volume can adequately deal with all, or even nearly all, the aspects of the phenomenon, this contribution to the field of German-American Studies does present a rather broad spectrum of topics and, thus, serves as both a source of valuable information and an introduction to further work.

Distributed for The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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This book is a solid blue-grey with gold lettering

First available through the UW Press in 1998
282 pp.    6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-924119-50-7
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