Seeking Biographical Articles on German-American Entrepreneurs from 1840 to 1893
Dear H-Net subscribers,
I’m writing on behalf of the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC. The Institute is presently seeking contributors for Volume Two of “Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present.” The project seeks to explore the contributions that first- and second-generation German immigrants have made to business and entrepreneurship in America. The project will feature 250 biographies of prominent entrepreneurs of German descent. For a brief overview, please follow this link: http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=964&Itemid=856
Volume Two covers the years 1840-1893. Entrepreneurs that we would like to feature include the following:
• Johann Eberhard Faber (1822-1879, pencil manufacturing, Eberhard Faber Pencil Company
• Harry Rosengarten (1837-1921), pharmaceuticals, Weightman & Rosengarten
• Friedrich Schwarz (1836-1911), toy retailing, F.A.O. Schwarz
• Philipp Speyer (1815-1876), finance, Philipp Speyer & Company
• Christian (von der) Ahe (1851-1913), entertainment, St. Louis Brown Stockings (later St. Louis Cardinals)
• John and George Brill (1817-1888/1845-1906), transportation, J.G. Brill and Company
• Charles Diebold , manufacturing, Diebold Lock & Safe Co.
For a full list of volume two candidates, or to suggest possible candidates for inclusion in the project, please contact me by email.
We are interested in articles of no more than 8,000 words and offer an honorarium of $400 per article. Additionally, we hope to have opportunities for some of the authors to present their research at project-related events and conferences. If you or anyone you know may be interested in authoring an entry, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
Benjamin Schwantes, Ph.D.
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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