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The Resource Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827), Gottfried Duden ; James W. Goodrich, general editor ; George H. Kellner, Adolph E. Schroeder, and Wayne Senner, editors and translators

Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827), Gottfried Duden ; James W. Goodrich, general editor ; George H. Kellner, Adolph E. Schroeder, and Wayne Senner, editors and translators

Label
Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827)
Title
Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827)
Statement of responsibility
Gottfried Duden ; James W. Goodrich, general editor ; George H. Kellner, Adolph E. Schroeder, and Wayne Senner, editors and translators
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The mass migrations to the United States from Europe that began in the 1830s were strongly influenced by what is known today as emigration literature--travelers' writings about their experiences in the New World. Such accounts were particularly popular with German readers; over 150 examples of the genre were published in Germany between 1827 and 1856. Gottfried Duden's Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America, published in 1829, was one of the most influential of these books. The timing, format, coverage, and literary qualities of the Report, and its idyllic descriptions of pioneer farming in Missouri, combined to make it an instant success. It attracted thousands of Germans to the Midwest, and particularly to Missouri, the focus of Duden's account. This edited and annotated translation is the first complete version to be published in English. It provides for the general public and the professional historian a significant contribution to U.S. immigration history and a unique and delightful fragment of Missouri's rich German heritage. Duden presented his account in the form of personal letters, a style that helped make the book believable. The Mississippi- Missouri valley reminded him of his native Rhineland where the rivers facilitated trade and transportation, and fertile river bottomland offers the perfect environment for agriculture. Duden farmed the land he bought during his sojourn in Missouri, and his book includes meticulous descriptions of clearing, fencing, and harvesting. His pro-emigration bias, colored by the fact that he himself had been able to hire help on his Missouri farm, made his view of the farmer's life, it turned out, more idyllic than practical. Many would-be gentlemen farmers, inspired by his book to come to Missouri, found pioneer farming more strenuous than they had expected."--Publishers website
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duden, Gottfried
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1896-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodrich, James W
  • Nagel, Elsa Louise
  • Schroeder, Adolf E
  • Senner, Wayne M
  • State Historical Society of Missouri
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duden, Gottfried
  • United States
  • Missouri
Label
Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827), Gottfried Duden ; James W. Goodrich, general editor ; George H. Kellner, Adolph E. Schroeder, and Wayne Senner, editors and translators
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of Bericht über eine Reise nach den westlichen Staaten Nordamerika's ..
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
5830005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9780826202956
Lccn
79003335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)69134
Label
Report on a journey to the Western States of North America and a stay of several years along the Missouri (during the years 1824, '25, '26, and 1827), Gottfried Duden ; James W. Goodrich, general editor ; George H. Kellner, Adolph E. Schroeder, and Wayne Senner, editors and translators
Publication
Note
  • Translation of Bericht über eine Reise nach den westlichen Staaten Nordamerika's ..
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
5830005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9780826202956
Lccn
79003335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)69134

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