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From German prisoner of war to American citizen : a social history with 35 interviews

Author: Barbara Schmitter Heisler
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on archival sources and in-depth interviews with 35 former prisoners who immigrated, the book outlines the conditions and circumstances that defined their unusual experiences and traces their journeys from captive enemies to American citizens"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heisler, Barbara Schmitter.
From German prisoner of war to American citizen.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
(DLC) 2013026684
(OCoLC)810120284
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Schmitter Heisler
ISBN: 9781476602110 1476602115
OCLC Number: 855022952
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Germans are coming --
An astonishing introduction: thirty-five POWs experience America --
Repatriation to Germany and return to America --
Pathways to immigration: from German prisoner of war to American citizen --
Prisoners of war and international migration.
Responsibility: Barbara Schmitter Heisler.

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"Drawing on archival sources and in-depth interviews with 35 former prisoners who immigrated, the book outlines the conditions and circumstances that defined their unusual experiences and traces their journeys from captive enemies to American citizens"--
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A neglected story of post-WWII immigration to the United States

by hkurthen (WorldCat user published 2013-10-09) Excellent Permalink

Barbara Schmitter Heisler - a well-known emeritus scholar of comparative and transnational migration - fills a gap in the sociological and historical literature about forced (labor) migration that so far has been covered rather sketchily or anecdotally mostly by non-academic autobiographies or local...
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