From the Neumark, from Bohemia, from Galicia, from the Danube, from Transylvania and from different regions of the Russian Empire came a large number of emigrants who, at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, sought a better life overseas. In order to escape poverty, unemployment, land shortages, religious or political persecution in their homeland, many German-speaking inhabitants of these areas also set out to America, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. The contributions in this volume trace their emigration figures and also the economic, cultural and political phenomena that the emigrants brought with them.
With contributions by Ingrid Bertleff, Wolfgang Grams, Wilfried Heller, Klaus Hödl, Göz Kaufmann, Anitta Maksymowicz, Jochen Oltmer, Halrun Reinholz, Harald Roth, Eric J. Schmalz and Tobias Weger.
With duotone illustrations, detailed registers and maps.