Columbia MO: University of Missouri Press, 1983.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. Item #13273
Light wear; Dust Jacket two 2" tears taped on back, dampstain at spine tail, edgewear. Solid hardcover. ; "Now available for the first time in an English translation from the original German is a selection of documents that give the flavor of life among the German immigrants in America during the era of the Civil War. In 1861, when the state of Missouri was torn between following the Confederacy or remaining in the Union, a relatively small group of radical German immigrants working together with English-speaking politicians and soldiers led the "Missouri Putsch", a sudden uprising and mobilization that eventually overthrew the secessionist government of the state and maintained Missouri as a stronghold for the Union. One way that these radicals - called the Forty-Eighters because many of them fled Germany after the failed revolution in Europe in 1848 - were able to have such a large influence was through their writings in the German-language newspapers of St Louis." ; (xii), 323 pages.