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by Rosalind Beiler

Category: Historical
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Author: Rosalind Beiler
ISBN: 027103372X
ISBN13: 978-0271033723
Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2008)
Pages: 224
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Immigrant and Entrepreneur examines the life of German immigrant and successful businessman Caspar Wistar. Wistar arrived in Philadelphia in 1717 with nearly no money; at the time of his death in 1752, his wealth outstripped that of the contemporary elite more than threefold.

In Immigrant and Entrepreneur Rosalind F. Beiler works outward from Wistar’s record of his life, tracing the web of connections that united Old World skill and labor with New World land and government to sustain the Atlantic World

In Immigrant and Entrepreneur Rosalind F. Beiler works outward from Wistar’s record of his life, tracing the web of connections that united Old World skill and labor with New World land and government to sustain the Atlantic World

Examines the life of 18th century German immigrant and businessman Caspar Wistar.

Examines the life of 18th century German immigrant and businessman Caspar Wistar. Reevaluates the modern understanding of the entrepreneurial ideal and the immigrant experience in the colonial era" Provided by publisher. Personal Name: Wistar, Caspar, 1696-1752.

Immigrant and Entrepreneur examines the life of German immigrant and successful businessman Caspar . Beiler draws from Wistar’s compelling story to examine the greater processes at work in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century

Immigrant and Entrepreneur examines the life of German immigrant and successful businessman Caspar Wistar. Beiler draws from Wistar’s compelling story to examine the greater processes at work in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century. Wistar’s success exemplifies how European influence, patterns of adaptation, and an innovative cultivation of networks helped integrate immigrants into colonial America and the Atlantic world. Beiler draws from Wistar's compelling story to examine the greater processes at work in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century

Immigrant and Entrepreneur examines the life of German immigrant and successful businessman Caspar Wistar. Wistar arrived in Philadelphia in 1717 with nearly money; at the time of his death in 1752, his wealth outstripped that of the contemporary elite more than threefold. Beiler draws from Wistar's compelling story to examine the greater processes at work in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century. Wistar's success exemplifies how European influence, patterns of adaptation, and an invative cultivation of networks helped integrate immigrants into colonial America and the Atlantic world.

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Immigrant and Entrepreneur examines the life of German immigrant and successful businessman Caspar Wistar. Wistar arrived in Philadelphia in 1717 with nearly no money; at the time of his death in 1752, his wealth outstripped that of the contemporary elite more than threefold. Through this in-depth look at an immigrant’s path to achieving the American Dream, Beiler reevaluates the modern understanding of the entrepreneurial ideal and the immigrant experience in the colonial era.

The book follows Wistar’s life from his family’s German influences to the potential reasons behind his desire to emigrate and the networks he used to establish himself as a wealthy entrepreneur once he reached his adopted home. Beiler draws from Wistar’s compelling story to examine the greater processes at work in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century. Wistar’s success exemplifies how European influence, patterns of adaptation, and an innovative cultivation of networks helped integrate immigrants into colonial America and the Atlantic world.

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