German Emigration to America in the Nineteenth Century

Course Dates: 
Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Barbara Weatherall
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

The migration of nearly five million German people to the United States in the nineteenth century is one of the great stories of German and American history. This course tells this story, examining the reasons for the emigration, who the emigrants were, and from what regions they came. The experience of their travel to and settlement in the United States will be described.

Barbara Weatherall ( has a degree in German language and literature, with a minor in European history. She has been researching her family’s German genealogy for several years.