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Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Larry A. Greene and Anke Ortlepp


This book examines the relationship between African Americans and one country, Germany. Germans and African Americans encountered one another within the context of their national identities and group experiences. In the nineteenth century, German immigrants to America and to such communities as Charleston and Cincinnati interacted within the boundaries of their old-world experiences and ideas, and within surrounding regional notions of a nation fracturing over slavery. In the post-Civil War era in America through the Weimar era, Germany became a place to which African American entertainers, tr ... More

Keywords: racism, African Americans, Germany, national identities, group experiences, German immigrants, Charleston, Cincinnati, slavery, Weimar era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604737844
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry A. Greene, editor

Anke Ortlepp, editor