Many Americans have German ancestors — and that’s also the case for actress Meghan Markle, who will be marrying Prince Harry, himself a descendant of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a German dynasty.
In the heart of rural Pennsylvania, a 300-year-old language with European roots and a rich American cultural tradition is thriving.
The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library recently received the papers of Don Heinrich Tolzmann, a retired Senior Librarian at UC and the former director of German-American Studies.
Germans formed the largest foreign-speaking ethnic group of nineteenth-century Louisiana, larger than all the others combined.. Today, descendants of these immigrants make up over a fourth of the population.
Pennsylvania Germans, who were among the earliest American settlers, still abide as an American folk group and have had a profound effect on American culture.
If you cracked open a beer in Fourth of July, history might not be the first thing on your mind. But for Theresa McCulla, the first brewing historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the story of beer is the story of America.
The memory of the victims of German-operated concentration camps during World War II should be kept alive as a reminder of the evils of war. Unfortunately, unscrupulous characters have been exploiting this tragedy to gain fame and, yes, make money. Rosemary Pennington writes about one of them.
It was a contentious time. People saw enemies everywhere, streets were renamed, German-sounding names changed, and Cincinnati was not immune.
Our Pennsylvania Dutch people who had immigrated to the American frontier were on the cutting edge of discovering New World goods and opportunities to create new Americana ways of life.
There’s a certain level of peace Andy Alison said he feels when he reads his great grandfather’s journals.