German Monuments in the Americas: Bonds Across the Atlantic
Peter Lang, 2010 - 167 sivua
This book looks at the many transatlantic bonds which have linked and still link Germany and the United States. German immigrants to the Americas brought with them a good deal of cultural baggage. They cultivated their German heritage in their schools, churches, and clubs. They expressed pride in this heritage by erecting monuments to Goethe or Schiller, Beethoven or Wagner, Alexander von Humboldt or «Turnvater» Jahn. They claimed Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Carl Schurz, Gustave Koerner, and John A. Roebling as their own. But German-born or German-trained sculptors did not limit themselves to German subjects. They also paid tribute to America by creating sculptures of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and others who occupy a place of honor in American history. While a few German monuments can be found in Canada and in Latin America, the number of German monuments in the United States is surprisingly large. These monuments illustrate the contribution - often overlooked or ignored - of the German-American community to American society and American cultural life.
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Tribute to America
Adam Adolph Adolph von Steinwehr Alexander von Humboldt Altgeld America American Revolution Army Art Inventories Catalog Astoria Bach Barnhorn Bau deinen Altar Berlin Bicentennial Brandt Briisde Brooklyn Bridge bust Capitol Carl Schurz Cemetery Chapter Church Cleveland County Cronau dedicated Don Heinrich Drillmaster erected Fairmount Park Art Ferdinand von Miller Forest Park Forty-eighters Fountain Franz Freitag Friedrich Hecker Friedrich Wilhelm Fritz Reuter Fuess German-American Experience German-Bohemian Germantown granite Greater Cincinnati Haymarket Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Hermann History Illustration inscription Jefferson John Peter Joseph Lederer Kalb Karl Bitter Kunstler-Lexikon Lincoln Lockhart Lutheran Maeser Martin Luther Memorial monu Monument to Friedrich Monuments and Nationalism National Monuments O'Connor Otto Schweizer Outdoor Sculpture Park Art Association Pastorius Pennsylvania Peter Muhlenberg Philadelphia Pohlsander portrait Public Sculpture Roebling Schiller sculpted Smithsonian Society St Louis Steinwehr Texas Thieme-Becker Tolzmann town Trefousse Uberhorst United Weinman Wilhelm von Steuben William von Steuben York City Zucker