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Swiss American Historical Society Review: "America Guide" by Johann Rudolf Ochs - translated by Andreas Mielke and Sandra Yelton

Swiss American Historical Society Review: "America Guide" by Johann Rudolf Ochs

translated by Andreas Mielke and Sandra Yelton

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This June 2012 issue features "America Guide" by Johann Rudolf Ochs, which he wrote in 1711. Though inspired by John Lawson's "Voyage to Carolina," Ochs' "Americanischer Wegweiser" is specifically aimed at potential Swiss emigrants, informing them of the provinces in North America; the local inhabitants and wildlife; the land's fertility; and including how and when the journey should be made, expenses, what to take along, and how to purchase land. (122pp. illus. Masthof Press, 2012.)


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