Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas (1854–1885)
Edited By Ruth Cape
The Bergmann letter collection begins with a detailed description of the sea journey and the many exciting and disheartening moments experienced while at sea. Bergmann then gives deep insight into many facets of immigrant life on the Texas frontier while narrating how he and his family built a life for themselves in Texas.
This letter collection spans a period of three decades, presenting the reader with important insight into the process of German immigrant acculturation in Texas in the second half of the 19
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
New World view: letters from a German immigrant family in Texas (1854–1885) / edited by Ruth I. Cape
pages cm. — (New directions in German-American studies; vol. 7)
Includes correspondence in German, translated into English.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Bergmann, Christian Friedrich, 1817–1888—Correspondence. 2. Bergmann, Christian Friedrich, 1817–1888—Family. 3. German Americans—Texas—Correspondence. 4. Immigrants—Texas—Correspondence. 5. Farmers—Texas—Correspondence. 6. San Antonio (Tex.)—Biography. 7. San Antonio (Tex.)—Social life and customs—19th century. 8. Guadalupe River Region (Tex.)—Biography. 9. Farm life—Texas—Guadalupe River Region—History—19th century. 10. Guadalupe River Region (Tex.)—Social life and customs—19th century. I. Cape, Ruth I. II. Title.
F395.G3B45 305.83’107648860922—dc23 2014002277
ISBN 978-1-4331-2652-9 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4539-1328-4 (e-book)
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