Honors Program


Document Type


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Spring 3-15-2020


LaBrie, L. 2020. German Immigration and its Ties to Landscape Change in Nebraska. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska Lincoln.


Copyright Lindsey LaBrie 2020.


This thesis uses a multidimensional approach to frame the different waves of German immigration within the context of land use change in Nebraska. By recounting the historical challenges and struggles Germans faced in their homelands, this thesis provides similarities between historical immigration patterns throughout the state. Observing the timing of these movements of people paints a clearer picture of how these immigrants might have helped change the farming and cultural landscapes of Nebraska. Knowing and recognizing historical immigration in Nebraska cultivates a deeper appreciation for the current relations between immigrants and Nebraska’s physical landscape.