America in global context: German entrepreneurs around the world (1871-1918)

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The United States was undoubtedly the most important, but by no means the only country of destination for German immigrant entrepreneurs. German industrialists, merchants, and other entrepreneurs could be found in virtually all world regions where international trade or local markets promised satisfactory returns. They were globally dispersed manifestations – and motors – of Germany’s expanding economy between unification in 1871 and the First World War.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmigrant entrepreneurship
Subtitle of host publicationGerman-American business biographies, 1720 to the present
Place of PublicationWashington, DC (US)
PublisherGerman Historical Institute
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameImmigrant entrepreneurship
PublisherGerman Historical Institute

Bibliographical note

This project is sponsored by the Transatlantic Program of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.


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