Maria von Blücher's Corpus Christi: Letters from the South Texas Frontier, 1849-1879 (Canseco-Keck History Series #5)
In 1849, a young German bride and her husband stepped off a ship in Corpus Christi Bay to establish their home in the new frontier settlement. For the next three decades Maria von Blucher wrote letters home describing the hardships of droughts and Indian raids, the chaos of the American Civil War, and the joys and heartbreaks of family life.Her letters record the woman's s...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 5th 2002 by Texas A&M University Press
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