Men of Principle: Gender and the German American War for the Union

TitleMen of Principle: Gender and the German American War for the Union
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHoneck, Mischa
Journal The Journal of the Civil War Era
Volume5
Issue1
Pagination38-67
Abstract

"[During the American Civil War], according to [one] estimate, almost a quarter of all soldiers in the Northern army had German roots. This article sets the collective emotional rush with which German Americans marshaled for war in a wider cultural context. While German immigrant men claimed to have fought for democratic ideals in the Civil War, the growing number of German Americans settling in midwestern and western states inevitably contributed to the decimation of the Native Americans."

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