Cincinnati Turner Societies: The Cradle of an American Movement

Cincinnati Turner Societies: The Cradle of an American Movement

by Dann Woellert
     
 

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

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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 14 German speaking immigrants. This movement rapidly spread, influencing a growing nation in education, progressive thought, politics, human rights, health, literature and the arts. This is the story of that organization, born and raised in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, which fostered a great German-American movement."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609493851
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
02/17/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Dann Woellert is a self-proclaimed history geek and creator and guide of the Northside/Cumminsville Historical Architectural Tour for the Cincinnati Architreks. He is the author of Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood (2009). Woellert lives in Hyde Park.

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