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dc.contributor.authorDetjen, David W.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Saint Louiseng
dc.coverage.temporal1865-1950eng
dc.coverage.temporal1914-1918eng
dc.coverage.temporal1900-1999eng
dc.date.issued1985eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 222-236) and index.eng
dc.description.abstractThroughout its existence the National German-American Alliance was not only an important cultural institution in the German-American community but also one of the principal organized opponents, ethnic or otherwise, to those organizations in the state agitating for the control or prohibition of liquor. It is hard to conceive of any history of the political struggles over prohibition and temperance legislation of the time ignoring the efforts of the Alliance in opposition to such legislation. Yet it is surprising how little has been written on the National German-American Alliance and its state and local affiliates. There have been a number of books and articles on either the national organization or one or the other of its local branches. But few of those studies have analyzed closely the significance of the anti-prohibition activism of the Alliance in the minds of its members and supporters and in the minds of its opponents. For many German-Americans the anti-prohibition agitation of the Alliance was the principal justification for its existence. Another purpose of this book is to describe the Weltanschauung of the Alliance leadership and its reaction to the pressures of assimilation, as it endeavored to meet the challenge of preserving German culture in an ethnic community rapidly being assimilated.eng
dc.description.digitizationDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012. Digitized at 600 dpi with Zeutschel, OS 15000 scanner. Access copy, available in MOspace, is 400 dpi, grayscale.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe Germans in St. Louis -- The sense of Deutschtum -- The origins of the German-American alliance in Missouri -- The first organizational efforts in Missouri -- Reorganizing the alliance in Missouri -- The alliance consolidates its influence -- The last two years before the war -- World War I begins -- 1915: the neutrality debate -- Late 1915: street signs appear -- The election of 1916 -- Early 1917 -- The war begins for America -- The Weinsberg Affair begins: the alliance is disbanded -- The trial of Dr. Weinsberg.eng
dc.format.extentix, 244 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15698
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Missouri Press (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri System. Office of Academic Affairs (UM). University of Missouri Presseng
dc.subject.lcshGerman Americans -- Politics and governmenteng
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- German Americanseng
dc.subject.lcshProhibition -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshMissouri -- Politics and governmenteng
dc.subject.lcshSaint Louis (Mo) -- Politics and governmenteng
dc.titleThe Germans in Missouri, 1900-1918 : prohibition, neutrality, and assimilationeng
dc.typeBookeng


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