The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982 Page: 318
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
tion contract. The charge leveled by the Author on page nine against
the state commissioners is invented and totally untrue.
All of the errors and falsehoods pointed out above should suffice to
prevent intelligent readers from believing a single word in the article,
"What Texas Means to the German Immigrant," published in issues
128 and 129 of Der Auswanderer. The article is not history, but sheer
sensationalism. The Author is not interested in presenting the truth
but in making an impression; he wants to entertain his reader, appeal
to his prejudices, and acquire for himself some popularity. Therefore,
he makes the mistake of presenting his own views and conclusions as
truth merely for the purpose of attributing all sorts of evil deeds to the
German princes and noblemen. In other words, he has nothing good
to say about them. His trump card, so to speak, in this game is the
charge that the members of the Society received a premium paid by
the British government for every emigrant they sent to Texas. The
purpose of sending German emigrants in Texas, he claims, was to
abolish slavery here and to prevent the further expansion of the slave
states into the Southwest. I shall focus on this topic in the next part of
[Von Rosenberg's critique will be continued in the
April 1982 Quarterly.]
The Church of the Epiphany, Calvert, Texas. Built in 1870 and still in
use, the church is a fine example of Carpenter Gothic church architecture.
Photo courtesy Susan T. Frost.
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