Conference on The German 1848 Revolution -- 150 Years and The German-American Dimension
Schurz and other Forty-eighters played a large role in the Civil War and the fight against slavery.
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ABSTRACT: Between 1845 and 1854 over one million German citizens left their homes and emigrated, many of them as a result of the failed revolution of 1848 and its aftermath. The 'Forty-Eighters' who came to the United States both for political and economic reasons went through different stages of adaptation to the new country. The immigrants contributed to the political, social and cultural life of their new homeland by transforming staid communities on the East coast, by founding new settlements in the Midwest and West, and by swelling the number of politically conscious artisans and workers in the big cities. Their voting power and personal sacrifices were of great importance in the abolition of slavery in the U.S. They participated in the debate about the women's vote and in stressing the concepts of free and general education.
ANALYTIC AUTHOR: Trefousse, Hans. L
ITEM TITLE: Abraham Lincoln and Carl Schurz
CONNECTIVE PHRASE: In
MONOGRAPH AUTHOR: Brancaforte, Charlotte L.
MONO AUTHOR ROLE: editor
PUBLICATION TITLE: The German Forty-Eighters in the United States
PUBLICATION PLACE: New York
PUBLISHER: Peter Lang
COPYRIGHT DATE: 1989
LOCATION IN WORK: 179-201
EXTENT OF WORK: 305
PACKAGING METHOD: pp.
SERIES EDITOR: Hermand, Jost
SERIES ED ROLE: General Editor
SERIES TITLE: German Life and Civilization
SERIES VOLUME ID: 1
CALL NUMBERS: MKI E 184 .G3 G354 1989
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