German-American Historical Review Volume 17

German-American Historical Review Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...the trip and its many difficulties and set-backs, and particularly those arising from unfamiliarity with the land and the language, making success for the immigrants very doubtful, especially at that time, and as long as the draw-backs were not removed or mitigated. He points out, moreover, that America's advantages are generally exaggerated in Germany. He concludes, however, that there is still room and opportunity for millions of immigrants in the United States, especially for agriculturalists and handicraftsmen. He argues, that culture 2) e u t f SI m r i f i i ocfcCidjiSblatter is missing in the U. S., and not dreamt of; instead of aesthetic sense and ennobling elements, he encountered crass materialism and sordidness, and complains that Americans did not know the spiritual freedom (Seelenfreiheit) of Europe, especially of Germany. As to these comments, more, anon, in connection with criticisms of his views by Edward Everett and John Quincy Adams. As already remarked, von Furstenwarther stimulated and contributed towards the enactment of Pennsylvania and Maryland local statutes for the protection of immigrants, and also towards the passage of the federal act of March 2, 1819, the first federal law regulating passenger transportation. The latter deserves more particular attention here, and he refers to its pendency very early in the day. This law is generally reregarded as having ended the redemptioner system, by reason of its limitation upon the number of passengers that might be carried on ocean-bound vessels, and its provisions for victualing and reporting, making the business as hitherto conducted, unprofitable. Seidensticker in his "Geschichte more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986601
  • 9781236986603