Perilous Voyages

Perilous Voyages : Czech and English Immigrants to Texas in the 1870s

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In Perilous Voyages, English and Czech immigrants' tales of coming to Texas provide fascinating counterpoints to each other and to the glowing claims about the Lone Star State made by Kingsbury and others. The first part includes a complete reprint of Kingsbury's pamphlet, giving insight into the rhetoric of Texas immigration. In the second part, the experiences of the immigrants themselves are illuminated through Englishman William Wright's private diary. The third section narrates the story of thirty-six men, women, and children who left their Moravian homeland in 1873 to pursue dreams of prosperity and the good life in Texas.
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  • Hardback | 183 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 6 b/w photographs, 2 maps, index
  • 1585443174
  • 9781585443178

About Lawrence H Konecny

Lawrence H. Konecny is a manager at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company's Technical Training Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Clinton Machann, a professor of English at Texas A&M University in College Station, is the co-editor of Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the Amerikan Narodni Kalendal, published by Texas A&M University Press in 1991.
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." . . the general reader should have only one problem when reading this book--when to put down."
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