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Nassau Plantation : The Evolution of a Texas German Slave Plantation

By: Kearney, James C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (369 p.).ISBN: 9781574413434.Subject(s): 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 centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nassau Plantation : The Evolution of a Texas German Slave PlantationDDC classification: 976.4/251 | 976.4251 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Nassau Plantation, located in Fayette County, Texas, played a role in the German settlement of Texas during the 1840s. The Adelsverein Society, an association of German noblemen who envisioned the Republic of Texas as the destination for a large immigration of their compatriots, founded Nassau Plantation in 1843. Their representative, Count Joseph of Boos-Waldeck, established it as the base from which the German influx into Texas would be directed. Named for Duke Adolph of Nassau, it never did become the launching point for this immigration, but continued under German ownership. The plantation played host to German luminaries who came to Texas, including Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, John O. Meusebach, and Ferdinand von Roemer. This well-written, studiously researched book recounts the entire history of Nassau Plantation during the era it existed as a German establishment prior to the Civil War. The narrative is based on a number of German-language sources in addition to a complete survey of county-level records. Especially useful to students interested in the German history of Texas and the institution of slavery during the antebellum era. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. L. T. Cummins Austin College

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