Abstract

Gaps still exist in the history written about German Americans and how they assimilated or acculturated into American society from the late seventeenth century until the present day. History written about how German Americans became Americanized contains fifteen distinct types of scholarship that can roughly be divided into urban and rural disciplines. Because historians have not applied ideas introduced in urban studies into research about rural areas and vice versa, the overall arguments advanced by historians suffer. Additionally, historians have not researched colonial Germans, Germans who immigrated to America before the Revolution, in extensive depth. Furthermore, scholars can do more research on the relationship between religion, social issues, urban space, and the countryside.

Advisor

Lori A. Lahlum

First Committee Member

Humberto M. Loayza

Second Committee Member

Kathleen Gorman

Date of Degree

2013

Language

english

Document Type

APP

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

History

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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