German Pittsburgh (Images of America) by Michael R. Shaughnessy

By Michael R. Shaughnessy

German Pittsburgh explores the multifaceted cultural background of German-speaking immigrants and citizens within the larger Pittsburgh zone. this day over one sector of the city’s citizens declare German historical past, the biggest ethnic staff within the zone. German-speaking Pittsburghers contain names like H. J. Heinz, Honus Wagner, and the Kaufmanns, they usually produced cherished Pittsburgh beers similar to Iron urban and Penn Pilsner. it'd be impressive to understand that German used to be an legit language of town at one time, and a regular German newspaper was once published from the mid-1800s up via international warfare II. this day remnants of the German-speaking neighborhood are available at the North facet, the South facet, Troy Hill, and Mount Oliver, to call a couple of. German Pittsburgh offers an outline of the contributions that this assorted ethnic neighborhood has made and is making this present day within the city.

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