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

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University of Texas Press, Jul 5, 2010 - Social Science - 261 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
NineteenthCentury Southern Agriculture and Its Expansion into Texas
8
NineteenthCentury German Farmers and Their Emigration to Texas
31
Germans in the Cotton Kingdom The Eastern End of the German Belt 18311885
60
Germans on the Rim of the Desert The Western End of the German Belt 18441885
118
Conclusion The Importance of Cultural Heritage in the Agricultural Systems of Immigrant Groups
192
Appendix
205
Bibliography
207
Index
229
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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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