An American Apprenticeship: The Letters of Emil Frey 1860-1865. Afterword by Hans Rudolf Guggisberg

An American Apprenticeship: The Letters of Emil Frey 1860-1865. Afterword by Hans Rudolf Guggisberg

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Overview

Emil Frey's first stay in America, his «apprenticeship», is vividly described in his letters which are spirited, opinionated, observant though prejudiced, and sometimes highly amusing. They are also serious and full of good intentions to make the best of often trying circumstances. Frey was a complex and contradictory man - refined yet brutal, admittedly antislavery yet contemptuous of blacks, a man of professed principles yet a pragmatist. He mastered the art of realistic adaptation to circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820402963
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1986
Series: Swiss American Historical Society Publication Series , #1
Pages: 227

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction - Letters by Emil Frey Jr. and Sr. 1860-1865 - «My American Experiences» by Emil Frey, 1899 - Afterword.

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