April 2011 Archives

They Built America

From Central Europe to the U.S., 1870-1940

Friday, February 25, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch
710 Social Sciences Building
University of Minnesota, West Bank

Of the 30 million persons who migrated to the United States between 1870 and 1940, the majority came from the lands of the old three European empires in Central and Eastern Europe: Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia. The workshop was designed to help teachers understand some of the international and transnational history of the Central and Eastern European migrants, as well as the history of the era of mass international migration to the United States.

  • James Oberly, Visiting Faculty Center for Austrian Studies, U of MN
  • Donna Gabaccia, Director, Immigration History Research Center, U of MN
  • Ann Regan,Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Annemarie Steidl, University of Vienna; Fulbright Visiting Professor in History, U of MN

Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Download the Workshop Composite (PDF)

Recommended Readings on Migration (PDF)

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