German Pioneer Life: A Social History

German Pioneer Life: A Social History

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German Pioneer Life: A Social History - Don H. Tolzmann. The first section of this two-part collection is a facsimile reprint of Benjamin Rush’s article “An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania” (1910), which includes extensive notes by I. Daniel Rupp. Chapters include: early settlement of Pennsylvania by the Germans, farmers, mechanics and merchants, general characteristics, religious bodies, and culture and prosperity. This section contains a surname index. The second section is a facsimile reprint of F. J. P. Schantz’s “The Domestic Life and Characteristics of the Pennsylvania-German Pioneer: A narrative and critical history…” (1900), which supplements and complements Rush’s work. Topics covered in this work include: early settlement in Pennsylvania, domestic economy, agriculture, wearing apparel, religion, care of children (including Christopher Dock’s rules for children!), servants, hospitality, and the elderly. This section has no index. Both sections are lavishly illustrated. (1992), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 286 pp. 101-T3679 ISBN: 155613679X