Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America

Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America
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Product no.: BEF-595
GTIN/EAN: 978-3-95494-595-5
MPN: 350 S. 26 cm, SOftcover



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Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America (English)
Aufbruch in die Utopie – Auf den Spuren einer deutschen Republik in den USA (Deutsch)

Published by Travelers Summer Republic and Stadtarchiv Gießen

 
The history of the Giessen Emigration Society is told in two languages ??in contributions by Ludwig Brake, Dorris Keeven-Franke, Walter D. Kamphoefner, Rolf Schmidt, Kilian Spiethoff and others. al .;
with photographs by Folker Winkelmann.

Same basic rights! Political participation! Freedom of speech, electoral and educational freedom For these ideals, 500 people leave their homeland together. It is the year 1834, they are subjects of German princely states, they are full of the will to change - and they rely on a utopia as a compass of their ways of life: the establishment of a democratic "Teutsche Musterrepublik" in America. Led by the lawyer Paul Follenius and the pastor Friedrich Münch, the "Gießener Auswanderergesellschaft" crosses the Atlantic Ocean and risks a new beginning in the unknown "Land of the Free". With their founding of the state, they want to set an example for the revolution in the balance of power throughout Germany. Can that succeed? The journey takes her to Missouri ...

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