Friedrich Hecker: Two Lives for Liberty
University of Missouri Press, 2006 - 492 páginas
Friedrich Hecker (1811-1881) lived the first half of his life in the Grand Duchy of Baden, a small state in southern Germany. He was a major leader of a rebellion on behalf of the German republican movement in 1848, but his defeat forced him into exile in America. There he spent the second half of his life as a farmer in southern Illinois, helping to found the Republican Party and campaigning among his countrymen in local and national elections. During the Civil War he served bravely, fighting in some of the most important battles. Although much better known in Germany than in America, he founded a remarkable family in the Midwest that is still flourishing and is a major example of the melding of the European and American traditions of liberty.
The work draws heavily from original sources, including letters and diaries at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, the Missouri Historical Society, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library.
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The Heidelberg Professors and an Independent Teacher
Mannheim and Paris
Exile and New Homeland 184854
The Beginnings of the Republican Party in Illinois 185460
Hecker and the American Civil War 186165
Germany A Country without a Bill of Rights
Apologist for the Republican Party 187681
Cosmopolitan Unity versus
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