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Author Börnstein, Heinrich, 1805-1892.

Title Memoirs of a nobody : the Missouri years of an Austrian radical, 1849-1866 / [by Henry Boernstein] ; translated and edited by Steven Rowan.

Published St. Louis : Missouri Historical Society Press ; [Detroit, Mich.] : Distributed by the Wayne State University Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  909.0431081 BORN MF12    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Fünfundsiebzig Jahre in der Alten und Neuen Welt. English
Physical description xix, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes "... a translation and edition of roughly half of the two-volume autobiography of Heinrich Börnstein, known in America as Henry Boernstein ..."--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Radical editor, Republican Party operative, freethinking colleague of Karl Marx - Austrian Henry Boernstein was hardly a "nobody," but his is one of the nineteenth century's great unknown lives. After leaving Paris following the ill-fated revolutions of 1848, Boernstein became a leader of the large German-speaking immigrant population in 1850s St. Louis. He edited the premier German-speaking newspaper in the region, the Anzeiger des Westens, and played a major role in shaping the complex political landscape of St. Louis before the Civil War. A friend of such significant Missourians as Thomas Hart Benton, Francis Blair, Jr., and Nathaniel Lyon, he was also a novelist, playwright, director, and actor who eventually led the St. Louis Opera House. He also served as a colonel of volunteers with the Union forces in Missouri early in the war and participated in the Camp Jackson raid in 1861.
Subject Börnstein, Heinrich, 1805-1892.
Authors, Austrian -- 19th century -- Biography.
Austrians -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Biography.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Sources.
ISBN 1883982219 (paperback)
1883982200 (cloth : acid-free paper)