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Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America and a Stay of Several Years Along the Missouri (During the Years 1824, '25, '26, 1827)

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The mass migrations to the United States from Europe that began in the 1830s were strongly influenced by what is known today as emigration literature--travelers' writings about their experiences in the New World. Such accounts were particularly popular with German readers; over 150 examples of the genre were published in Germany between 1827 and 1856. Gottfried Duden's Rep ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 12th 1980 by University of Missouri (first published 1829)
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P.J. Sullivan
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Recommends it for: Missourians with German ancestors
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Gottfried Duden lived in Eastern Missouri in the 1820s. This book is his report to the people back home in the German principalities on living conditions in Missouri. It influenced many of them to emigrate. To us, it serves as a kind of time capsule.

He describes the journey from Baltimore to St. Louis, the lodgings along the way, the availability of ferries where needed. No passport needed. No significant problems with snakes, indians, or robbers. The inns were passably clean and the journey was
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