ISBN-13: 9781793651792 / Twarda / 2021 / 342 str.
The author examines the social, cultural and political life, along with their ethnic consciousness, of Philadelphia's Germans from their participation in the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania to the entry of the United States into World War I. The book focuses on their paradoxical transformation from loyal citizens who made great contributions as they became increasingly Americanized to a people viewed as a foreign threat to the safety and security of the city and nation. It also considers the policies and treatment of government and views of the local press in reporting and interpreting the dilemma of German Americans during the transition.
This book examines the social, cultural, and political life of ethnic Germans in Philadelphia from their participation in the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania to the entry of the United States into World War I. The author analyzes how perceptions of Philadelphia's Germans quickly became perceived as a domestic threat during the war.