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Cincinnati Turner Societies: The Cradle of an American Movement

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Seeking asylum after the failed German revolution of 1848, refugees flocked to Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. They brought their Germanic culture—language, literature, music, art, dance, drink, celebration or gemutlichkeit—and their love for gymnastics. It was here, in the small tavern Hecker Haus, that the American Turners were born, founded by a group of fourteen German-speaking immigrants. This movement rapidly spread throughout Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and America, influencing a growing nation...
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Overview

Seeking asylum after the failed German revolution of 1848, refugees flocked to Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. They brought their Germanic culture—language, literature, music, art, dance, drink, celebration or gemutlichkeit—and their love for gymnastics. It was here, in the small tavern Hecker Haus, that the American Turners were born, founded by a group of fourteen German-speaking immigrants. This movement rapidly spread throughout Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and America, influencing a growing nation in education, progressive thought, politics, human rights, health, literature and the arts. This is the story of the area Turners and their cultivation of a great German American movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609493851
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/17/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,103,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dann Woellert enjoys living the Turner principle of a "sound mind in a sound body." An avid kayaker, hiker and practitioner of anusara yoga, he is a self-proclaimed history geek and creator and guide of the Northside/Cumminsville Historical Architectural Tour for the Cincinnati Architreks. He is also author of Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood (2009). Dann lives in Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, but enjoys spending time in the original Cincinnati Turner neighborhood, Over-the-Rhine.
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