St. Louis, MO: Niedner, Menning & Co. 1873. 15pp. Original blue printed wrappers [light toning, minor wear to spine, wraps partly detached], stitched. Text lightly tanned, else quite clean. Very Good.
Benecke was President of the Chariton County Board of Immigration. His handbook, issued for German immigrants, of whom Missouri had many, describes the advantages of Chariton County. The County was settled in the 1820's and 1830's by pioneers from the Upper South-- particularly Kentucky and Tennessee. They brought their slaves with them; the area of Missouri in which they settled became known as Little Dixie. The German migration to Missouri before the Civil War was primarily to St. Louis and environs, which became an anti-slavery stronghold. With the death of slavery, Chariton County, like many places in the New South, sought to revitalize its institutions with immigrants, industry, and development. OCLC records a number of facsimiles, including Kirtas Technologies reproductions, but evidently very few originals.
Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Graff. Item #27078