Annual Report of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland Volume 1-6

Annual Report of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland Volume 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...oppression of other countries, and is determined to found here by industry and devotion to his new country a new, free and happy home, into a position different from the generally accepted principle of equal rights for all. As we stood in times of peril and need shoulder to shoulder with the native citizens of the country to fight for the independence, the freedom and preservation of the republic, so have we been industrious co-workers in the sphere of science, art and industry. In the sphere of politics, also, we have been more than mere spectators, and if we took a more modest part in the government of the country than the proportion of our numbers justified, it was not for lack of tried and capable men. "The great mass of the German emigrants to the United States has continued to be of the same nature as in the beginning, namely farmers and tradesmen, with a very slight intermixture of men of higher education. With the exception of a colony in Texas no emigration of German nobility took place, like the emigration of cavaliers to Virginia in the beginning of the seventeenth century, but we cannot recall a deportation of German criminals similar to the practice continued for more than a hundred years of England and Ireland. The German emigrant was confronted by the stern struggle for existence. No grants of land were made to the Germans; on the contrary, many by their ignorance of the laws and language lost their purchased land. For a longer time than was the case with the English, Scotch and Irish, the Germans were prevented from taking part in public affairs. But what a change has the sun of liberty worked in the great mass of German emigration! "We must not forget that of the millions of German emigrants thousands and hundred of more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675827
  • 9781236675828