Westward : Encounters with Swiss American Women
By: Schelbert, Leo.
Contributor(s): Bosshard-Kälin, Susann.Material type: TextPublisher: Luzern : Limmat Verlag, 2014Description: 1 online resource (422 p.).ISBN: 9783857919923.Subject(s): Swiss American women -- Biography | Swiss American women | Women immigrants -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Westward : Encounters with Swiss American WomenDDC classification: 973.0435 LOC classification: E184 .S9 B6713 2014Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; 15 Portraits; Ellen Carney-Ernst; Margot Ammann Durrer; Rosa Schupbach-Lechner; Linda Geiser; Marion Schlapfer-Brandes; Lillet Lee-von Schallen; Marie-Simone Pavlovich-Ludwig; Margrit Meier-Sidler; Martha Bernet-Zumstein; Marianne Burkhard; Elsbeth Bollier-Büche; Nelly Schleicher; Margrit Mondavi Biever Kellenberger; Anna Conti-Tonini; Luise Bürgler-Bruhin; They Went Before; Four Historical Portraits; Esther Werndli Götschi; Anna Thommen Wister; Elisabeth Haberstich Bigler; Louise Guillermin Dupertuis; Essay
Women in 20th Century AmericaAcknowledgements; Authors and Translators
15 portraits of Swiss women who immigrated to the United States in the 20th century. They hailed from different Swiss cantons, came from varied familial and occupational backgrounds, and are living in different states of the USA, while two of them have returned to Switzerland. They tell of their varied experiences at home and abroad, of joys and crises, of the possibilities and limitations of life, of desires, homesickness, and new bonds.