The history of German Americans is the topic of this issue. From the arrival of the first organized settlers to Pennsylvania in the 17th century to the facts around the internment of German Americans during the two World Wars, this issue will amaze you with information that you didn't know but should. There is an article about the predominantly German settlements in the Mid-West and Texas, and you can read about the German Americans who lost their lives during the Civil War. Meet some famous German Americans and try your hand at a recipe for springerle, a traditional German cookie. The United States has a long, rich German tradition.