Senior College Course

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A Century of German Immigration to Iowa, 1848–1948

Senior College, University of Iowa, September 2016
W107 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Instructor: Glenn Ehrstine, Department of German
575 Phillips Hall
Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon; Wednesdays 12:30–2:20 p.m.
glenn-ehrstine@uiowa.edu

Welcome

Welcome to the resource page for “A Century of German Immigration to Iowa, 1848–1948,” a four-week course offered by the UI Senior College. You’ll find the topics for our four course sessions below, together with related readings and materials. You are welcome to read as much or as little as you’d like, according to your interest, for each course session.

Under “Suggested Readings,” you’ll find informative texts pertaining to our topic of the week. “Materials for Browsing” contains supplemental links to websites, maps, and documents that illustrate German immigration to the state.


September 9: Coming to Iowa—One Language, Many Identities

Suggested Readings

Materials for Browsing


September 16: German Iowans and the Politics of Brewing

Suggested Readings

Materials for Browsing

Announcement

  • There’s an Obermann Conversation on Weds., 9/21, that some of you may find interesting. It’s a discussion between Cervantes scholar Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez and Shakespeare scholar Blaine Greteman about the legacy of Shakespeare and Cervantes 400 years after their deaths. Read more here.


September 23: Anti-German Sentiment During World War I

Suggested Readings

Materials for Browsing

  • German Iowa Digital Archive (From the “Browse” page linked here, click on the “Search Items” link at the top of the white field, and then enter the name of your county in the Keywords field.  Your search will produce numerous letters written to or by Governor William Harding concerning the Babel Proclamation, the executive order of 14 May 1918 that forbade the speaking of all foreign languages in public, which included church services and telephone party lines.)


September 30: 1920–1948: Refugees, POWs, and Assimilation

Suggested Readings

Materials for Browsing