Author:Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

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Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri

By: Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Missouri Press:

Seller ID: 215912

ISBN: 0-8262-1591-2

Condition: 168 pages, 6 x 9, 35 illustrations, index, bibliography, paperback, University of Missouri Press


Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering first looked at how immigration has affected Missouri's cultural landscape in their popular book German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways. Now they tell the stories of women from all across Europe who left the Old World for Missouri. Drawing heavily on the women's own stories, Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri illustrates common elements of their lives without minimizing the diversity and complexity of each individual's experience. The book begins with descriptions culled from diaries, letters, and memoirs documenting preparations ... View more info

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German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways

By: Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Missouri Press: c1996

Seller ID: 210945

ISBN: 0826210945

Condition: 144 pages, 6 x 9, Biblio. Index. Illus., paperback, University of Missouri Press


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 Relying heavily on unpublished memoirs, letters, diaries, and official records, the authors provide important new narratives and firsthand commentary from the immigrants themselve... View more info