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Title The Wanderings and Fortunes of Some German Emigrants
Author Gerstaecker, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian; Black, D
Date 1848
Document Type Printed Book
Reference 12550.d.15
Library / Archive British Library
Collection Name General Reference Collection
Description Translated from the German, translator D. Black states in the preface that although this is a fictional work about a group of German migrants seeking to form a new colony in the United States, the author will have drawn on his own experiences as an emigrant to construct it. The tale describes the voyage from Germany, their journey from New York to Mississippi, and their settlement there.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places London, England; Bremen, Germany; New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, United States
Nationality German
People Gerstaecker, Friedrich Wilhelm Christia
Keywords journey, passage, danger, travel writing, fiction, skilled migration, group migration, community, settlement, race, Native Americans, labour, building, dangers, livestock, agriculture, health and sickness, death
Language English
Copyright British Library