Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1930.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 259 pp, with illustrations, 9 maps (some folding), bound in original green cloth. Slight mottling to cloth (less evident in person than it appears in our scan), else fine. Jenkins (Basic Texas Books #15) says "this monograph remains one of the best scholarly studies of the German migration into Texas." Based on extensive primary source research, Biesele's study describes the conditions in nineteenth-century Germany that led many to consider emigration, the formation of the influential Verein zum Schutze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants to Texas), the emigration of thousands of middle-class Germans to Texas, and their social, economic, and political participation their adopted homeland.