The War on German Language and Culture, 1917-1925
CONFRONTATION AND COOPERATION: GERMANY AND THE UNITED STATES IN THE ERA OF WORLD WAR I, 1900-1914, Hans Jürgen Schröder, ed., pp. 177-205, Berg Publishers, 1993
33 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Date Written: 1993
During WWI, German-Americans were the targets of harassment and discrimination. In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the conditions for foreigners in America leading up to and during the war that created the backlash against immigrants. Further, Finkelman discusses the lasting effects of German culture repression, including the disappearance of Germans as a distinct ethnic group in America.
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