The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 307
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revolutionary agitation of the late 1840's was the breeze that
fanned the flame.
Although important, Heinzen's activities in Europe need not
be considered in this review. His activities in the United
States need a great amount of attention, but they cannot be
dealt with as fully as one should like. Early in 1848 Heinzen
came to the United States on his first trip, became the editor
of the New York Deutsche Schnellpost, and immediately used
his position to espouse the cause of revolution. On March 25,
1848, he returned to Germany by way of London, Paris, and
Geneva and went "to Baden to join the uprising led by Fried-
rich Hecker." During this stay of over two years he really
accomplished nothing, but he had the opportunity to advocate
a federal German republic.
In October, 1850, Heinzen returned to the United States and
in rapid succession served as editor of the Schnellpost, the
Deutsche Zeitung, and Janus in New York, and of the Herold
des Westens in Louisville. After the accidental burning of the
Herold on December 3, 1853, Heinzen started Der Pionier, "the
paper which he was to edit, in one place or another, for more
than a quarter of a century and on which his chief fame as
an American radical rests."
Heinzen published the Pionier in Louisville, Cincinnati, and
New York during the first five years of its existence and then
moved it to Boston late in 1858 where, after his physical inca-
pacitation from a stroke of apoplexy on November 26, 1879, he
allowed the Pionier to be merged with the Milwaukee Freiden-
ker. On Friday, November 12, 1880, Heinzen died at "Rock
Garden," his home in Boston, and was laid to rest three days
later in Forest Hills Cemete'ry.
It is well-nigh impossible to list all of the subjects that at-
tracted Heinzen's attention as a radical journalist. His major
interests, such as freedom of the press, rights for women, equal
rights for the negro, American democracy, education, social
reform without communism, a foreign policy, and the problems
of Americanizing the immigrant, are portrayed in the last
seven chapters of the book. The masthead of the Pioneer
always carried the words, "Liberty, Prosperity, and Education
for All." In his editorials and discussions Heinzen resorted to
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