Denna webbshop är stängd för köp.
Klicka här för mer information

A Florida Pioneer, The Adventurous Life of Josef Henschen, Swedish Immigrant in the 1870s
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200611
  • Antal sidor: 172
  • Vikt i gram: 262
  • ISBN10:184728048X
  • ISBN13:9781847280480

A Florida Pioneer, The Adventurous Life of Josef Henschen, Swedish Immigrant in the 1870s

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

A Florida Pioneer is a book about the adventurous life of Josef Henschen, Swedish immigrant to Florida in the 1870s. Henschen was a young medical student in Upsala, Sweden when, in 1871, he was asked to recruit and bring over a large group of Swedish laborers to Florida. The group he brought went to work at Henry S. Sanford's plantations in Seminole County. There the Swedes founded the New Upsala settlement, and many Swedish descendants in central Florida have their roots in this colony. Josef fell in love with Florida and stayed there for nearly sixty years, until his death in 1930. He became one of the four financiers of the Orange Belt Railroad, and he gave the city of St. Petersburg its name. This book contains many of Josef's letters and paints a fascinating picture of Florida pioneer life. Gary Momino, Professor of History at the University of South Florida,calls A Florida Pioneer "An extraordinary document...a historic treasure."

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Ingår i följande avdelningar

Ingår i följande bibliotekskategorier

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
Skotten i Köpenhamn :  ett reportage om
Uppgång och fall
Uppgång och fall
av Strömquist, Liv
Den allvarsamma leken
Den allvarsamma leken
av Söderberg, Hjalmar
Miniatyrmakaren
Miniatyrmakaren
av Burton, Jessie
Min mors självbiografi
Min mors självbiografi
av Kincaid, Jamaica