Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War I - Law Society & Politics in the Midwest (Hardback)Petra DeWitt (author)
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Degrees of Allegiance updates traditional thinking about the German-American experience during the Great War, taking into account not just the war years but also the history of German settlement and the war's impact on German-American culture.
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
- Ken Fones-Wolf, West Virginia University
"Degrees of Allegiance is a detailed, sophisticated, and convincing account of how wartime expectations pressured Missouri Germans to relinquish the distinctive parts of their culture and the extent to which they actually did so."
- Missouri Historical Review
"The author makes a convincing case ... and departs from the `victimization' mode so characteristic of so much ethnic history today, and treats the German-American experience with considerable nuance.... The prime audience will of course be people interested in German-American history and Missouri politics of this era, but this is not an insider's account and is written to be accessible also to general readers."
- Walter Kamphoefner, Texas A & M University