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Memories of the Black Sea Germans : highlights of their history and heritage

Author: Joseph S Height
Publisher: [United States] : Associated German-Russian Sponsors, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the ethnic Germans who left their homelands in the 18th and 19th centuries and settled in territories off the north coast of the Black Sea, mostly in the territories of the southern Russian Empire. This book contains a variety of related topics comprising documentaries and diaries, reports and reminiscences, historical and cultural essays, stories in dialect, poems in both German and English, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Height
OCLC Number: 7552321
Notes: "The odyssey of a pioneering people"--Cover.
Description: viii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Czarist plans of colonization --
The migration routes to the Black Sea --
The Swabian Expedition --
Duc de Richelieu, father of the colonists --
Early accounts of colonist life --
The emigration from Alsace to Russia --
A visit to the colonies in 1838 --
The achievements of the colonists --
Reports and reminiscences --
Customs and traditions --
Stories in the Kutschurgan dialect --
Poems in German and in English --
Vignettes of Catholic colonies in South Russia --
Pioneering on the Dakota Prairie --
From the Kutschurgan to Saskatchewan --
Personal reflections.
Responsibility: by Joseph S. Height.

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An account of the ethnic Germans who left their homelands in the 18th and 19th centuries and settled in territories off the north coast of the Black Sea, mostly in the territories of the southern Russian Empire. This book contains a variety of related topics comprising documentaries and diaries, reports and reminiscences, historical and cultural essays, stories in dialect, poems in both German and English, and a history of a large German-Russia settlement in western Canada.

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