Joseph J. Mersman was a liquor merchant, a German American immigrant who aspired— with success— to become a self-made man. The diary he kept from 1847 to 1864 provides an intriguing account of life in Cincinnati and St. Louis— America' s emerging frontier. Outside of Gold Rush diaries and emigration journals, few narrative ... Read More

The Whiskey Merchant's Diary: An Urban Life in the Emerging Midwest 2007, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821417461

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The Whiskey Merchant's Diary: An Urban Life in the Emerging Midwest 2007, Ohio University Press

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