Kearney, James C.

Nassau Plantation : The Evolution of a Texas German Slave Plantation - Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2010. - 1 online resource (369 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Adelsverein; Chapter 2. Joseph Count of Boos-Waldeck; Chapter 3. The Plantation; Chapter 4. Germany and Texas in 1843 and 1844; Chapter 5. The Runaways; Chapter 6. Carl Prince of Solms-Braunfels; Chapter 7. Friedrich von Wrede; Chapter 8. Das Herrenhaus; Chapter 9. The Plantation and Agriculture in Fayette County; Chapter 10. Die Katastrophe; Chapter 11. Otto von Roeder; Chapter 12. Nassau-Rosenberg; Chapter 13. The Adelsverein, the Plantation, and Slavery; Chapter 14. A Clouded Title; Postscript Appendix A. Boos-Waldeck PurchasesAppendix B. Bourgeois d'Orvanne Inventory; Appendix C. Inventory, December 1847; Appendix D. Slave Inventories; Appendix E. Proclamation Concerning Slavery; Appendix F. Descriptions of the Herrenhaus; A Note on Sources and Abbreviations; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

In the 1840s an organization of German noblemen, the Mainzner Adelsverein, attempted to settle thousands of German emigrants on the Texas frontier. Nassau Plantation, located near modern-day Round Top, Texas, in northern Fayette County, was a significant part of this story. This title highlights the relationship of German emigrants to slavery.

9781574413434 24.95 (NL)

Adelsverein -- History.
Fayette County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
German Americans -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Nassau Plantation (Tex.) -- History.
Slavery -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- Colonization -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.

Electronic books.

F395.G3 K436 2010

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