Swiss American Historical Society Review, Swiss Immigrants, autobiographies
Racine's work treats two subjects: the Society and the contents of the Swiss-American Historical Society Review. After a brief overview of the Society's first decades following its 1927 founding in Chicago, she traces in detail its evolution since 1965. The structure of the organization and the gender, educational, and geographical distribution of the membership are discussed. Although the diplomat Lukas Burckhardt reorganized the Society in 1965, the author fails to underscore his important role, while she does stress the leading part that academics--especially historians--have played. She-stresses Leo Schelbert's many contributions to the history of Swiss-American immigration, offering a review of his Einführung in die schweizerische Auswanderungsgeschichte der Neuzeit.
"Book Review: Das Selbstverstiindnis eines schweizerischen Auswanderer-Vereins in den USA: Die Geschichte der Zeitschrift Swiss-American Historical Society Review,","
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 33:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol33/iss1/7