Publications & Bibliography

The collection below includes publications that have grown out of the “German Iowa” project, followed by a list of primary and secondary print sources on German immigration to Iowa. Literature on German immigration to the U.S. and the Midwest appears at the end. Links lead to online editions or pdf files of the original publications when available. For press coverage of our project, please see the Media Coverage section of our site.

GIGM-Related Publications

Primary Sources for German Immigration to Iowa

Select Bibliography on German Immigration to Iowa and Related Topics

Select Bibliography on German Immigration to the Midwest and the U.S.

  • Thomas Adam and Ruth Gross (eds.), Traveling Between Worlds: German-American Encounters (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2006).
  • Heike Bungert, Cora Lee Kluge, and Robert C. Ostergren (eds.), Wisconsin German Land and Life, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (Madison, 2006).
  • Kathleen Neils Conzen, Immigrant Milwaukee, 1836-1860: Accommodation and Community in a Frontier City, Harvard Studies in Urban History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976).
  • Alison Efford, German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
  • Henry Geitz, Jürgen Heideking, Jurgen Herbst (eds.), German Influences on Education in the United States to 1917, Publications of the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
  • John Koegel, Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940, Eastman Studies in Music (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2009).
  • Mark L. Louden, Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story of an American Language, Young Center Books in Anabaptist & Pietist Studies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).
  • Elliott Shore, Ken Fones-Wolf, and James P. Danky (eds.), The German-American Radical Press: The Shaping of a Left Political Culture, 1850-1940 (Urbana/Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992).
  • Johannes Strohschänk & William G. Thiel (eds.), The Wisconsin Office of Emigration 1852-1855 and Its Impact on German Immigration to the State, Studies of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (Madison, 2005).
  • Frank Trommler & Joseph McVeigh (eds.), America and the Germans: An Assessment of a Three-Hundred Year History, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985).
  • Frank Trommler and Elliot Shore (eds.), The German-American Encounter: Conflict and Cooperation between the Two Cultures, 1800-2000 (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2001).
  • Carl Wittke, The Germans in America. A Students’ Guide to Localized History, Localized History Series (New York: Teachers College Press, 1967).
  • Carl Wittke, The German-Language Press in America (Louisville: University of Kentucky Press, 1957)
  • Carl Wittke, German-Americans and the World War (with special emphasis on Ohio’s German-Language Press) (Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1936).
  • Yearbook of German-American Studies (published since 1968; formerly German-American Studies [vols. 1-10] and the Journal of German-American Studies [vols. 11-15])