German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas

German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas

by Terry G. Jordan
     
 

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Terry Jordan explores how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by the agricultural life in the areas of Texas where they settled. His findings both support the notion of ethnic distinctiveness and reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming techniques of their Southern Anglo neighbors.  See more details below

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Terry Jordan explores how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by the agricultural life in the areas of Texas where they settled. His findings both support the notion of ethnic distinctiveness and reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming techniques of their Southern Anglo neighbors.

Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News
The lasting benefits Texas has received from its Germans mark our place names, our historic records, even our food and drink. Dr. Jordan's [book] makes this clear and is a valuable contribution to Texana.
San Antonio Express
Detailed with maps, charts and pictures, the book is excellent reading for many Texans whose ancestors came to Texas direct from Europe.
Economic Geography
If one of my colleagues in American history asked me for a good book in geography, I would give him this one.
Journal of Southern History
It makes a contribution to the lore of the nineteenth-century immigrant; it throws some light on the history of Texas agriculture. Perhaps more important, however, is that the method of research as well as the method of presentation ... show that geographer and historian can collaborate to their mutual benefit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292788459
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/05/2010
Series:
Texas Classics
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

The late Terry G. Jordan held the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas in the geography department at the University of Texas at Austin.

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