H-Transnational German Studies provides a moderated interdisciplinary network for the discussion of topics relevant to the study of the German diaspora and intercultural transfer between German and non-German societies from the 17th century to the present. H-TGS was formerly H-GAGCS (German-American and German-Canadian Studies). Its archives are available here.

Recent Content

Author: 
Nicolaas A. Rupke
Reviewer: 
Reinhard Andress

Andress on Rupke, 'Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography'


Nicolaas A. Rupke. Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 316 pp. $21.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-73149-0.

Reviewed by Reinhard Andress (Saint Louis University)
Published on H-TGS (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Alexander Freund

A First Metabiography of Alexander von Humboldt

Author: 
Andrew Zimmerman
Reviewer: 
Daniel Speich Chassé

Speich Chassé on Zimmerman, 'Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South'


Andrew Zimmerman. Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12362-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Speich Chassé
Published on H-TGS (July, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Barbara Lorenzkowski
Reviewer: 
Christian Lieb

Lieb on Lorenzkowski, 'Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914'


Barbara Lorenzkowski. Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914. Studies in Immigration and Culture Series. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2010. xiii + 295 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-716-3; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88755-188-8.

Reviewed by Christian Lieb
Published on H-TGS (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Perraudin and Zimmerer, 'German Colonialism and National Identity'


Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer. German Colonialism and National Identity. London: Routledge, 2010. 340 S. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-96477-7; $110.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-203-85259-0.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher
Published on H-TGS (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Germany's Colonial Past in Narrative, Image, and Memory

Author: 
Irene S. Di Maio, ed. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Frank Mehring

Mehring on Di Maio, 'Gerstacker's Louisiana: Fiction and Travel Sketches from Antebellum Times through Reconstruction'


Irene S. Di Maio, ed. and trans. Gerstacker's Louisiana: Fiction and Travel Sketches from Antebellum Times through Reconstruction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 360 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3146-6.

Reviewed by Frank Mehring (Free University of Berlin)
Published on H-TGS (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Alexander Freund

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