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Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein


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Winner, Summerfield G. Roberts Award for a Work of Creative Writing, Sons of the Texas Republic, 2013 Founded in 1846, Fredericksburg, Texas, was established by German noblemen who enticed thousands of their compatriots to flee their overcrowded homeland with the prospect of free land in a place that was portrayed as a new Garden of Eden. Few of the settlers, however, were prepared for the harsh realities of the Texas frontier or for confrontation with the Comanche Indians. In his 1867 novel Friedrichsburg , Friedrich ...

Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein 2012, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292737693