Tap Roots Betrayed

How Our Dreams Got Derailed In America

Author: Michael Luick-Thrams

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737564949

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Those who first settled the Midwest, the American Heartland, came from “back East” or directly from Europe. Mostly, they had little to lose and everything to gain by risking everything—including their very lives. Still, they came, by the millions, chasing runaway dreams. In the process, they transformed a land occupied for over ten-thousand years by others who lived vastly different lives and now are mostly vanished. In the process, those who supplanted the Native Americans created a radically new culture—one now in decline. The Luick clan—typical of so many pioneering families of the American frontier—came on the run from hunger-wracked Württemberg, having thrashed a noble. After twenty years of carving a life out of the woods of Michigan, they migrated en masse once more—to the prairies of Iowa in the 1850s. Founding a town they named “Belmond,” after pretty settler Emily “Belle” Dumond, the four Luick brothers and their determined sister launched an empire built on land, livestock and banking. The Luicks and their cohorts forged a physical culture—public buildings, social institutions, latest fashion—that largely looked little like the European or Eastern lands they’d left, yet the intangible culture they made in many ways hardly resembled the social culture (laws, local mores and norms) they’d turned their backs on. Tapping the well-documented Luicks as a case study, this book examines a process replicated tens of thousands of times across America—how strangers peopled an annexed land, then built something totally different than had been in that place before. If we explore that process, we might find clues on how we might forge a new culture now, as the one our ancestors erected fails to respond to a changing world order. In their stories, we find larger truths, useable social stencils as well as sobering caveats.

Annals of Iowa

Author: Samuel Storrs Howe,Theodore Sutton Parvin,Frederick Lloyd,Sanford W. Huff,Charles Aldrich,Edgar Rubey Harlan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iowa

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Lagerzeitungen

Author: Michael Luick-Thrams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: German newspapers

Page: 168

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Documents the two distinct World War II-era German POW public journals published at Iowa's Camp Algona from 1944 to 1946. The first, the Drachtpost and the second, the post-capitulation publication, the Lagerzeichtung, document the POWs' evolving and ultimately soul-searching confrontation with their nation's experiment with fascism and global war.

The 1997 Genealogy Annual

A Bibliography of Published Sources

Author: Thomas Jay Kemp

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842027410

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Genealogy Annual is a comprehensive bibliography of the year's genealogies, handbooks, and source materials. It is divided into three main sections. FAMILY HISTORIES- cites American and international single and multifamily genealogies, listed alphabetically by major surnames included in each book. GUIDES AND HANDBOOKS- includes reference and how-to books for doing research on specific record groups or areas of the U.S. or the world. GENEALOGICAL SOURCES BY STATE- consists of entries for genealogical data, organized alphabetically by state and then by city or county. The Genealogy Annual, the core reference book of published local histories and genealogies, makes finding the latest information easy. Because the information is compiled annually, it is always up to date. No other book offers as many citations as The Genealogy Annual; all works are included. You can be assured that fees were not required to be listed.

A Biography of Lillian and George Willoughby

Twentieth-century Quaker Peace Activists

Author: Gregory Allen Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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A Quaker farm woman and young man raised in the Panama Canal zone joined forces at the University of Iowa in 1939 and set out to make the world more peaceful. Lillian and George Willoughby resettled European refugees in the late 1930s, relocated interned Japanese-Americans when World War II broke out, and served as conscientious objectors during the war. They protested nuclear weapons in the 1950s. They promoted integration of the races, preservation of open spaces, and new ways of communal living. They opposed the Vietnam War and participated in peace walks, one of which reached Moscow. Despite the normal stresses on marital and family life, they worked increasingly as a tem, developing nonviolence training workshops, based on Gandhian principles, which they took to India and other countries in Asia. In the new millennium, they have continued their ministries, and engaged in the new social issues: nonviolent peacekeeping in Central America and Sri Lanka, protection of open spaces, and opposition to the violence of the War on Drugs as well as the real war on Iraq. They participated fully in this, their authorized biography, during a time when Lillian, at 88, faced jail for her antiwar activities.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke

alternative Siedlungen in Deutschland und Schweden im industriellen Zeitalter

Author: Alan L. Nothnagle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural colonies

Page: 210

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Roots of Darkness - Volume 1

Our Family's Dreams and Nightmares in America

Author: Michael Luick-Thrams

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737529868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Every family has a skeleton in the closet, but historian-author Michael Luick-Thrams has unearthed an entire cemetery lying beneath his family’s 400-year sojourn in North America. This book—the first in a trilogy—explores the American experience as lived by a “typical” Heartland family, one with deep, gnarled roots reaching back to 1630. In this peerless John-and-Jane-Doe family history, “normal citizens” prove to be most unusual characters. An out-of-luck auto mechanic becomes an affable terrorist. A stressed mom resorts to mass-murder. A butcher turns frontier lawman. A tormented granny pilfers the grandkids’ doll clothes, and a cavalry man thrashes his superiors. And, there’s always the ghost of the philandering near-mute farmer who caused this whole review in the first place. While on the surface a family memoir, Christopher Cory, editor of the Yale Class of ’62 website, notes “This tome offers fresh illumination to classic themes central to America’s formation. In it, Luick-Thrams illustrates the macro through the micro—tales in which all of us, at some point, can see ourselves..” Roots of Darkness is the first in the series Oceans of Darkness, Oceans of Light: Our Troubles and Treasures in the New World, which recounts one family’s improbable journey from Europe to the heart of America and back. Along the way, its members have lived through disasters (“Indian” or a dozen other wars, poverty and hunger, locust as well as bacterial plagues, armed Depression-era rural unrest); and, they have found redemption. A “digital-archive” genre, Oceans is a social history laced with meditations on family and life itself. The Waltons visit Sin City. A clan’s chronicle unlike any you’ve ever read, it both entertains and edifies. It features over 2,000 photos, paintings, posters, journal entries, letters, articles and artifacts related to its main characters. Together, they weave a colorful account of how one family helped shape a continent—and was indelibly shaped by it.

In Begleitung meiner Zeit

Essays und Kommentare, Erinnerungen und Porträts, Berichte und Dokumente

Author: Volkmar von Zühlsdorff,Claudia Eisenring-Speidel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Germany

Page: 247

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Die letzte Schlacht

Hitlers Ende

Author: Guido Knopp

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955302709

Category: History

Page: 256

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Der Endkampf um Berlin gehört zu den schrecklichsten und dramatischsten Geschehnissen deutscher Geschichte. 190.000 Menschen kamen im letzten Gefecht des Zweiten Weltkriegs auf beiden Seiten ums Leben. Einige der wenigen Augenzeugen, die heute noch Zeugnis ablegen können, erzählen in diesem Buch - dem Begleitband zu einer zweiteiligen Dokumentation des ZDF - von ihren ganz persönlichen Erlebnissen. Präsentiert werden außerdem aufschlußreiche Dokumente aus russischen und amerikanischen Archiven.