The collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present explores the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the United States.
It traces the lives, careers, and business ventures of German-American businesspeople of roughly the last two hundred and ninety years, integrating the history of German-American immigration into the larger narrative of U.S. economic and business history.
This online biographical dictionary synthesizes the results of the collaborative research project with a large collection of archival materials. The project is also a work in progress. New materials and essays will be added on a continual basis as the project expands.
For ease of navigation, the project is divided into five volumes:
Users can explore Immigrant Entrepreneurship through these pre-determined volumes. In each volume you will find a short introduction to the time period, the biographical articles, thematic essays, images, documents, and other materials.
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