The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, July 1978 - April, 1979 Page: 232
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232 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of Prince Carl von Solms-Braunfels, the colonizer. Most interesting is
the journal of Amanda von Rosenberg, an immigrant sailing from
Bremerhafen, Germany, to Galveston, Texas, in 1849 on the ship Fran-
Mrs. Flach is by no means a dispassionate observer of the tradition
she relates, for she decries modernization and prays for the preservation
of a culture she has grown to love. "Forty years ago the surrounding
hills seemed to form a wall of safety and sanctuary," she mourns. "They
are no longer high enough" (p. 109).
Yankee in German America is not a history of the German settle-
ments in Texas, but it is a document that should be read by anyone
studying that history. Intended as an impressionistic account, it already
has proved of particular interest to residents of the hill country.
Sam Houston State University THOMAS D. ISERN
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, July 1978 - April, 1979, periodical, 1978/1979; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101206/m1/268/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.