After 1871 the Russification policies of Alexander II resulted in the withdrawal of the special privileges which had been promised to the German colonists. In reaction, many Black Sea Germans, Mennonites, and Volga Germans left for the United States and elswhere.
The Czar's Germans
With particular reference to the Volga Germans, this book discusses the migrations of Germans to various locations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It tells of the difficulties and ultimate demise and exodus.
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