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  Partner: UNT Press
 Decade: 2000-2009
 Language: English
 Collection: Texas History Collection
German Pioneers on the American Frontier: the Wagners in Texas and Illinois

German Pioneers on the American Frontier: the Wagners in Texas and Illinois

Date: 2001
Creator: Reichstein, Andreas V.
Description: A case study of two brothers, Julius and Wilhelm Wagner, who immigrated to the United States from Baden, Germany. Julius immigrated as part of an early communist group, the "Darmst├Ądters" or "Forty," who established the utopian settlement of Bettina in 1847. His anti-slavery beliefs forced Julius to Mexico during the Civil War, but he returned to Texas after the war. His older brother Wilhelm fled Germany in 1851 as a result of his liberal political beliefs and settled in Texas. He founded a German-language newspaper when he moved to Freeport, Illinois.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Voyage to North America, 1844-45: Carl Prince of Solms's Texas Diary of People, Places, and Events

Voyage to North America, 1844-45: Carl Prince of Solms's Texas Diary of People, Places, and Events

Date: 2000
Creator: Von-Maszewski, Wolfram M.
Description: The largest single immigration of Germans to the United States, and the most unusual, occurred in Texas around the middle of the nineteenth century. The organization formed to direct this German colonization of Texas became popularly known as the Adelsverein (The Society of Noblemen). The key figure in this settlement was Carl, Prince of Solms-Braunfel, appointed Commissioner-General by the Adelsverein. Solms' diary of this time was discovered in documents relating to the Adelsverein and has been translated here for the first time.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press