German Immigration to Wisconsin
This class looks at people’s experiences of migration from Germany to Wisconsin in the 19th century. It examines the reasons they migrated, their experiences en route, and their work and leisure activities in the new state. The course draws on letters from immigrants held by the Wisconsin Historical Society and on their collection of historical photographs.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks is Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies Emerita at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is an author or editor of more than 30 books that have appeared in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, ... read more