The German Historical Institute has a long history of engaging with the digital humanities. Here you can find links to the other GHI projects as well as other online projects related to immigrant entrepreneurship.

Related Projects

New York Times Immigration Explorer
An interactive map based on census data showing the foreign-born population in the United States from 1880 to 2000. Visit

GHI Online Projects

Transatlantic Perspectives
This research project traces transcultural perspectives on Europe and the emergence of hybrid European identities among European immigrants and émigrés in the United States between the 1930s and 1970s. The website contains documents and images, bibliographies and source collections, essays on migrants and transatlantic institutions, and tools and resources for educators. Visit
German History in Documents and Images
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany’s political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. It comprises original German texts, all of which are accompanied by new English translations, and a wide range of visual imagery. The materials are presented in ten sections, which have been compiled by leading scholars. All of the materials can be downloaded free of charge for teaching, research, and related purposes; the site is strictly intended for individual, non-commercial use. Visit
GHI Digital
This website showcases the many online resources of the German Historical Institute Washington DC. Visit
The Civil Rights Struggle, African-Americans GIs, and Germany
A research project and digital archive exploring links between the military service of African American GIs in Germany and the advancement of civil rights in the U.S. through a comprehensive database of documents, images, videos, and oral history interviews. Visit
The Nuclear Crisis: Transatlantic Peace Politics, Rearmament, and the Second Cold War
A research project and digital archive devoted to the European and North American debates about nuclear armament during the 1970s and 80s, combining political history with a study of protest cultures as well as discussions of nuclear death in popular culture. Visit


Castle Garden is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period. Visit
American Family Immigration History Center
Located in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and on the World Wide Web, the American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC) allows visitors to explore the extraordinary collection of immigrant arrival records stored in the Ellis Island Archives. Visit
Bremen Passenger Lists
A repository of digitized passenger lists from 1920-1939 project sponsored by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen City Archive. Visit
Business of Migration
This website is intended as a resource for my readers, for other researchers, and for anyone interested in how modern voluntary (uncoerced) mass migration has occurred, and particularly in the business opportunities, activities and risks associated with it. Visit
Immigration in the U.S. South
The site promotes engaged conversation and scholarship on southern history and immigration. It focuses on all immigrant groups from the colonial period to the present in the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Visit

Business and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman Foundation
Kaufmann Foundation sponsored studies on immigrant entrepreneurs. Visit
Smithsonian American Enterprise Exhibition
Online exhibit on business history curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Visit
The Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
The Center for the Study of Black Business, History, Entrepreneurship and Technology is the first center established at any American college or university that will provide a comprehensive, inclusive and collaborative study of all aspects of black business from various disciplines in the liberal arts, specifically within the context of the impact of racial capitalism on black business activity. Visit
Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History acquires and preserves printed material and collections of textual and multimedia resources and makes them available to researchers around the world. Visit