The Wisconsin Office Of Emigration 1852-1855 And Its Impact On German Immigration To The State
Publish Date: 2006-01-20
Author: Johannes Strohschank;William G. Thiel
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In 1852 Wisconsin established the Office of Emigration to attract Europeanmainly German-speakingsettlers to the state. Drawing on contemporary newspaper articles and privately published emigrant guides, as well as official publications of the emigration office, the authors document the offices influence on the settlement history of early Wisconsin and assess that influence against the backdrop of state politics in the midnineteenth century. Complementing the text are rare and interesting photographs illustrating the work of the office and the people it served. This book is invaluable for genealogists interested in learning more about emigration, as well as for anyone interested in Wisconsin history and German American studies.
Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.