Friedrich Hecker

Friedrich Hecker

Two Lives for Liberty

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Friedrich Hecker (1811-1881) lived the first half of his life in the Grand Duchy of Baden, a small state in southern Germany. He was a major leader of a rebellion on behalf of the German republican movement in 1848, but his defeat forced him into exile in America. There he spent the second half of his life as a farmer in southern Illinois, helping to found the Republican Party and campaigning among his countrymen in local and national elections. During the Civil War he served bravely, fighting in some of the most important battles. Although much better known in Germany than in America, he founded a remarkable family in the Midwest that is still flourishing and is a major example of the melding of the European and American traditions of liberty.

The work draws heavily from original sources, including letters and diaries at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, the Missouri Historical Society, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

Publisher: St. Louis, MO : St. Louis Mercantile Library : University of Missouri--St. Louis : Distributed by University of Missouri Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780963980472
Branch Call Number: B HECKER FRIEDRICH
DD205.H37 F7413 2006
Characteristics: 492 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rowan, Steven W.


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