The speaker will discuss German-American culture and society in St. Louis from the early 1830s through the mid-1930s, including issues surrounding political and economic patterns, bilingual education, and language preservation.
Part I: The Heroes of the Union
The beginning of mass German immigration, the Civil War period and the subsequent period of continued German-Republican political alliance.
Part II: The Scapegoats of World War I
The German-America community during World War I, Prohibition and the 1930s.
The lecture is part of St. Louis County Library's contribution to STL250, an area wide, year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.
Doors open at 9 a.m.