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The Germans in Colonial Times. Lucy Forney Bittinger. Paperback, (1901), 2005, Maps, Biblio., Index, 320 pp.
The Germans are the largest ethnic group in the United States after the English, numerically exceeding even the Irish and Scots. The major role they played in the founding of this nation has not been told often enough. This excellent text makes a fine presentation of the history of German people in America down through the American Revolution.
Chapters include: Conditions In Germany Which Led To Emigration; Penn's Visit To Germany; Germantown; The Labadists In Maryland; The Woman In The Wilderness; German Valley, New Jersey; Kocherthal's Colony; The Great Exodus Of The Palatines; Pequae And The Mennonites; The Dunkers And Ephrata; The Schwenkfelder And Christopher Dock; The Progress Of Settlement In The Valley Of Virginia And Maryland; The Germans In South Carolina; German Colonization In New England; The Salzburgers In Georgia And The Pennsylvania Germans In North Carolina; The German Press; The Moravians; Conrad Weiser And The Frontier Wars; The "Royal American" Regiment; The Redemptioners; The Germans As Pioneers; The Germans In The Revolution; and The Rear Guard Of The Revolution.
This interesting work also contains a chronological table showing the arrival of German settlers and other highlights of German-American history from 1683 through 1783, an extensive bibliography, a map identifying German settlements, and an original index of names and subjects.