Fall German Genealogy Seminar, October 22, 2016, Denver Public Library
Dr. Wokeck passed the Staatsexamen at Hamburg University in 1973 and received her Ph. D. from Temple University in 1982. She is Chancellor's Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she directs the Institute for American Thought. She is also a Fellow of the Max Kade German- American Studies Center. Her major research interests are the history of the Atlantic world 1500-1800, immigration and ethnicity, including the role of religion in defining identity, and women's history. She has received numerous awards and has written Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America (Penn State University Press 1999); as well as editing volumes of Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania 1991) and The Papers of William Penn, vols. 3-4 (University of Pennsylvania Press 1986, 1987), among others.
Dr. W.okeck's topics for October 22 haven't been finalized yet but may focus on:
- 18th-century German migration to America and what caused it
- Redemptioners (German indentured servants)
- The role of religion
- The role of women
Join us on October 22