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From Knights to Pioneers: One German Family in Westphalia and Missouri Hardcover – September 1, 1994

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"From Knights to Pioneers is an exemplary longitudinal study of the history and experience in immigration of a single German family from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century. . . . I must admit it was so engrossing that I read it straight through in two days."—Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester

"Among the strengths of the book are the depth of information on the German side, the good use of immigrant letters and other primary materials, especially from the local level, and the remarkable evenhandedness of Anita Mallinckrodt in dealing with her own family ‘warts and all’ and presenting conflicts between its various branches. Another commendable aspect is the attention given to the women’s side of the story."—Walter D. Kamphoefner, Texas A & M University

About the Author

Anita M. Mallinckrodt is a retired journalist, political scientist, and former adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809319179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809319176
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,437,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is a rare find. It follows a German family from the 1300's through their immigrant descendants who settled in Missouri in the 1830's. The attention to detail is amazing. You will feel as if you know this family when you are done reading. The story is so compelling because it could be anyone's family. These things happened to all of our families at one point or another. This book is not only an excellent family story but also an incredibly good account of the early history of Missouri.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Keith Strassner on January 18, 2000
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A wonderful look into one families journey to America. The first part (early German history) I found a little dry, but the last 2/3 are wonderful intimate view into the lifes of a family attempt to live, work and prosper in frontier Missouri. If you have German ancestors who came to Missouri in the 1800's this is a must read.
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