Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure
By Elizabeth Raum
Capstone Press, Mankato, Minnesota, 2008 112 pages,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased
to provide this impressive book with excellent design,
layout and photographs designed for children. The
book describes the experiences of German immigrants
upon arriving in America. The readers choices reveal
historical details from the perspective of Germans
who came to Texas in the 1940s, the Dakota Territory
in the 1880s, and Wisconsin before the start of World
Chapter 3, titled "Homesteading" features
the Germans from Russia in the Dakota Territory of
Hoskins and Ashley, McIntosh County, south central
North Dakota and Menno, in southeastern South Dakota.
The chapter includes historical information, a wonderful
story and excellent photographs.
Elizabeth Raum writes: "Perhaps this book will
introduce a new generation of readers to the history
of the Germans from Russia."
About the Author
Elizabeth Raum spent 15 years in North Dakota, and
during that time she became fascinated by the story
of the Germans from Russia. When her editor at Capstone
Press asked her to write an interactive children's
book about German immigration, she was eager to include
a chapter on the Germans from Russia. Raum thanks
Michael Miller at the Germans from Russia Heritage
Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo, for alerting her
to many of the resources used in telling this tale.
She hopes that children reading this book will get
a taste of the courage and determination that German
immigrants needed to make their way in America --
whether they settled in Texas, Wisconsin or the Dakotas.
Raum is a full-time writer currently living in Michigan.
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German Immigrants in America
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to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
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