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- DescriptionMid-nineteenth-century Germany and the United States constitute the background for the life story of Adolf Douai as educator, author, editor, and self-declared radical. A member of the 1848 revolutionary Landtag of Saxe-Altenburg, he was imprisoned by reactionaries and later forced to flee the country. His career in the United States illustrates general sociopolitical conditions faced by German Forty-Eighters arriving as refugees. In Texas, Douai edited an abolitionist newspaper for three years, but threats by Kw-Nothings forced him to flee to the rth, where he was recruited by organizers of the new Republican Party, who hoped to attract German voters for Fremont (1856) and Lincoln (1860). Douai is generally associated with the Froebel kindergarten system. His contacts included Robert Blum, Mikhail Bakunin, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Louis Agassiz.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Justine Randers-Pehrson is a freelance historian. She received her basic training in European languages and culture at Hood College, the Universite de Nancy, and the Sorbonne. At Radcliffe College, where she received her M.A., the Universitaet Heidelberg, and in Berlin, she concentrated on philosophy. At Howard University, her chief interest was sociology. Her publications include Germans and the Revolution of 1848-1849 (Peter Lang, 1999), Barbarians and Romans, and The Surgeon's Glove.
- Author(s)Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/08/2000
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleNew German-American Studies/Neue Deutsch-Amerikanische Studien
- Series Part/Volume Number22
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Note6 illustrations
- Weight630 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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