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The Resource German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

Label
German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways
Title
German settlement in Missouri
Title remainder
new land, old ways
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"German immigrants came to America for two main reasons: to seek opportunities in the New World, and to avoid political and economic problems in Europe. In German Settlement in Missouri, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering demonstrate the crucial role that the German immigrants and their descendants played in the settlement and development of Missouri's architectural, political, religious, economic, and social landscape. Relying heavily on unpublished memoirs, letters, diaries, and official records, the authors provide important new narratives and firsthand commentary from the immigrants themselves. Between 1800 and 1919, more than 7 million people came to the United States from German-speaking lands. The German immigrants established towns as they moved up the Missouri River into the frontier, resuming their traditional ways as they settled. As a result, the culture of the frontier changed dramatically. The Germans farmed differently from their American neighbors. They started vineyards and wineries, published German-language newspapers, and entered Missouri politics. The decades following the Civil War brought the golden age of German culture in the state. The populations of many small towns were entirely German, and traditions from the homeland thrived. German-language schools, publications, and church services were common. As the German businesses in St. Louis and other towns flourished, the immigrants and their descendants prospered. The loyalty of the Missouri Germans was tested in World War I, and the anti-immigrant sentiment during the war and the period of prohibition after it dealt serious blows to their culture. However, German traditions had already found their way into mainstream American life. Informative and clearly written, German Settlement in Missouri will be of interest to all readers, especially those interested in ethnic history. "--Publishers website
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DLC
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Burnett, Robyn
Dewey number
977.8/00431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F475.G3
LC item number
B87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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  • Luebbering, Ken
  • University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
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  • German Americans
  • Missouri
  • Readers for new literates
Label
German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-119) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35280853
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 124 pages
Isbn
9780826210944
Lccn
96042063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC:Forms part of the Corky Pfeiffer Art Reference Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-119) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35280853
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 124 pages
Isbn
9780826210944
Lccn
96042063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC:Forms part of the Corky Pfeiffer Art Reference Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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