Cut from Whole Cloth: An Immigrant Experience


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Accomplished businessman Richard J. Franke offers in "Cut from Whole Cloth" an intimate account of the American immigrant experience, recounting the moving story of his grandparents' struggle to build a new life in turn-of-the-century America. Franke draws on extensive primary sources to create an engrossing narrative of his Catholic grandfather and Lutheran grandmother as they flee religious intolerance and economic adversity in Germany and immigrate to America in 1884. They settle in Springfield, Illinois, where they ...

Cut from Whole Cloth: An Immigrant Experience 2005, Swan Isle Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226260303