Das Cajütenbuch: oder nationale Charakteristiken.

Description:

This German text is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.

Creator(s): Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: 1846
Partner(s):
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection(s):
Texas Cultures Online
Usage:
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Creator (Author):
Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864

Postl, Carl Anton

Publisher Info:
Publisher Info: Verlag der J. B. Metzler'schen Buchhandlung. 1846.
Place of Publication: Stuttgart, Germany
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1846
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
Spanish Texas, 1690-1821
Mexican Texas, 1821-1835
The Texas Revolution, 1835-1836
The Republic of Texas, 1836-1846
From 1816~ to 1840~
Description:

This German text is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.

Note:

Two volume work bound as one. Dedicated to Hon. Joel R. Poinsett, former United States Secretary of War, by the author.


Historical note about this book:

"The Cabin Book, which helped to motivate the Adelsverein and encouraged German migration to Texas, depicts a land both promising and dangerous, inhabited by legendary men, where 'you sow nails at night, and find horseshoes in the morning.' The work was immensely popular and remained one of the most widely read books in Texas throughout the nineteenth century. Highly derivative of the anonymous A Visit to Texas (1834), Sealsfield's heroic novel was the first important discussion of Texas in the German language; coupled with William Kennedy's Goethean Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas, which appeared the same year, it presents Texas as a rich field of opportunities. Although often considered overwhelmingly exuberant and optimistic, with a heavy admixture of manifest destiny, the book also warns that change and progress can be costly, even deadly, in personal terms. Some learned immigrants during Sealsfield's day took both the encouragement and the admonitions to heart. Approximately 100 printings of the novel, either as complete or revised editions or as excerpts in at least five languages, attest to its lasting appeal."
Glen E. Lich, "POSTL, CARL ANTON," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpods), accessed August 15, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Physical Description:

x, 13-309, 7-384 p. ; 19 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Mexicans | Texas Revolution | historical fiction | historical novels
Parallel Title: The cabin book: or national characteristics.
Partner:
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection:
Texas Cultures Online
Relation (has-version): The cabin book; or, sketches of life in Texas, ark:/67531/metapth14393
Relation (has-version): The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas, ark:/67531/metapth202838
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 03028612 |
  • CALL-NO: PT2516 .S4C35 1846
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth202839
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth202839
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text