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By Thomas Adam

From the scientific discoveries of Dr. Johann Siegert, medical professional common to Simon Bolivar, to the fantastic explorations of the early-19th-century German explorer Alexander von Humboldt, whose South American and Caribbean travels made him essentially the most celebrated males in Europe, Germany and the Americas examines either the profound Germanic cultural and political legacy in the course of the Americas and the lasting impact of yankee tradition at the German-speaking world.

Ever considering the fact that Baron von Steuben helped create George Washington's military, German american citizens have exhibited decisive management not just within the army, but in addition in politics, the humanities, and enterprise. Germany and the Americas charts the lasting hyperlinks among the Germanic global and the countries of the Americas in a entire survey that includes a chronology of key occasions spanning four hundred years of transatlantic history.

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Fritz Kuhn founds the German American Bund (GAB) in Buffalo, New York, as the successor to the Friends of the New Germany. In contrast to its predecessor, which had many German nationals among its members, the GAB insists that members must be American citizens of German origin. The Frankfurt School moves to New York where it becomes affiliated with Columbia University. It continues as the Institute for Social Research. The pro-Nazi Deutscher Bund Kanada (German Association Canada), thinly disguised as a cultural and social club, is founded.

Is the dueling, drunken, and rebellious Otto von Rabenmarck, who represents Otto von Bismarck with whom Motley is befriended from their student days at Göttingen and Berlin. c. 1840 From the 1840s on, the Little Germany on Manhattan Island becomes the largest residential area and most important settlement of German immigrants in New York City. 1840 The Sons of Hermann is founded in New York City as a German American fraternal order. It works for solidarity among German immigrants in the United States through the promotion of their common heritage and traditions.

Wrigley’s establishes its first German production facility in Frankfurt am Main, where it produces the P. K. gumball. The Akademischer Austauschdienst (Academic Exchange Service, AAD) is founded to increase academic contacts between Germany and the United States. 1926 The German American Gertrud Ederle is the first woman to swim the English Channel. Concordia University at Austin is founded by thirteen Lutheran congregations in central Texas, the majority membership of which is of Wendish descent.

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