The German-American Experience in the 19th and 20th Century

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Panel at the 2010 Deutscher Historikertag in Berlin

Participants: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI Washington), Giles Hoyt (Indiana University, Indianapolis), Susan Ingalls Lewis (New York State University, New Platz), Cristina Stanca Mustea (Heidelberg Center for American Studies), Uwe Spiekermann (GHI Washington)


  • Hartmut Berghoff, GHI Washington
    "What is so Special about Immigrant Entrepreneurship? Theories and Question for the German-American Business Biography, 1720 to the Present"

  • Giles Hoyt, Indiana University, Indianapolis
    "The German Triangle. Entrepreneurial Networks in 19th Century Midwestern United States"

  • Susan Ingalls Lewis, New York State University, New Platz
    "Unexceptional Women. Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Mid-Nineteenth Century Albany, New York"

  • Cristina Stanca Mustea, Heidelberg Center for American Studies
    "Creating Hollywood's Dream World. The Contribution of Carl Laemmle"

  • Uwe Spiekermann, GHI Washington
    "Shaping Modern California. The Case of the Spreckels Family"