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Hardship to homeland : Pacific Northwest Volga Germans

Author: Richard D Scheuerman; Clifford E Trafzer
Publisher: Pullman, Washington : [WSU Press] Washington State University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Follows the Volga German people from Germany to Russia in the 1760s, when Catherine the Great invited colonists to settle the Volga River region. When the Russian Senate in 1871 revoked the terms of settlement, more than 100,000 Volga Germans emigrated to North and South America, many of them to the Midwest and later to the Pacific Northwest. Also includes stories based on oral histories from Volga German  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Scheuerman; Clifford E Trafzer
ISBN: 9780874223620 0874223628
OCLC Number: 1030444585
Description: xx, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Volga Germans.
Responsibility: Richard D. Scheuerman and Clifford E. Trafzer ; photographs by John Clement, illustrations by Jim Gerlitz.

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"Follows the Volga German people from Germany to Russia in the 1760s, when Catherine the Great invited colonists to settle the Volga River region. When the Russian Senate in 1871 revoked the terms of settlement, more than 100,000 Volga Germans emigrated to North and South America, many of them to the Midwest and later to the Pacific Northwest. Also includes stories based on oral histories from Volga German elders."--Provided by publisher.

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