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
Part One: Introduction
1. German Immigrants to the United States
2. German Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century
3. State of Research
4. The C.F. Bergmann Family: Biographical Background
5. Importance of the Edition
6. Limits of Written Communication
7. Message of the Letters
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