Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Germans in America 1685 – 1850: A Case of Cross-Cultural Contact


Price for Members: $42.00
Price for Non-Members: $64.00
Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1, 8 & 15   1:00 – 3:00

Instructor: Dr. Linda J Pulliam, EdD, Ph.D
Location: In-Person, Concord Campus


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Course Description

In the 1700s, Germans were the largest group of European immigrants to join the British in the American colonies. At times, they experienced hatred, violence and discrimination from the Scot-Irish and English, and they struggled to be accepted both in the colonies and as Americans in the new nation. We will look at how different destinations in the U.S. impacted the German experience and that of their descendants, and how, despite differences in regional origins, religion, and socioeconomic standing, the Germans united around their common language and culture. In discussions, we’ll reflect on the social process of immigration and what issues have remained constant over centuries. Bitte kommen!



Event Details

Date: 2023-06-01

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: In-Person, Concord Campus


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