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)

Program 

  • 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"