Traveling Between Worlds

Traveling Between Worlds : German-American Encounters

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In "Traveling between Worlds", six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their intellectuals. Christof Mauch's introduction examines the history of the German-American exchange and of cultural exchanges in general. Focusing on various aspects of the German-American relationship, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig examine the cultural and communicative exchanges that occurred both between the two countries and within them. Topics such as travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry are all considered. "Traveling between Worlds" demonstrates that exchange was facilitated and maintained by ordinary individuals such as teachers and scholars, immigrants and natives, and held implications that last to this day.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 3 b&w photos, 2 line art illustrations, 1 table
  • 1585444782
  • 9781585444786

About Thomas K. Adam

THOMAS ADAM, co-editor of this volume, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig, currently teaches German and transatlantic European history at the University of Texas at Arlington. Co-editor RUTH GROSS, who holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, serves as head of the department of foreign languages and literatures at North Carolina State University.show more