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Emigrant Paths: Encounters with 20th Century Swiss Americans - Susann Bosshard-Kalin and Leo Schelbert

Emigrant Paths: Encounters with 20th Century Swiss Americans

Susann Bosshard-Kalin and Leo Schelbert

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This book features the emigration of 16 Swiss men who left their homeland to pursue their destiny in the United States. The stories highlight the emigrants' world of origin, the contexts of their leaving for America including drawbacks and successes, and their varied experience in, and response to, the United States. The accounts show that these men were guided by personal drive and professional goals as well as by circumstance. Their experience, furthermore, was shaped by specific 20th century events such as wars, economic swings, and global trends. (407pp. illus. index. Swiss American Hist. Soc., 2013.)