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S P O T L I G H T S
German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present
T
hree centuries of German immi-
grant entrepreneurship in the
United States can now be explored
online at
neurship.org. When complete, the
website will feature more than two
hundred biographies of first- and
second-generation German-Ameri-
cans who became notable business-
people in the United States, from
John Jacob Astor to Lillian Vernon.
Many well-known American brand-
name companies, from Anheuser-
Busch and Boeing to Neiman Marcus
and Weyerhaeuser, were started by
these entrepreneurs, and other
companies like the New York Times
and Sears were shaped by the
leadership of second-generation
German-Americans. The project,
Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Ger-
man-American Business Biographies,
1720 to the Present, is aimed at the
interested public but is also designed
as a resource for scholars and
educators to promote further research
on the topic. Overarching essays on
the political, historical and cultural
background, as well as a wealth of
photographs, documents, videos and
Immigrant
Entrepreneurship
Private family collection.
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