Immigrant in peril: Carl Tangeman's Heroic Journey Across America 1847-1848

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"Go courageously your path, trust in God, and live happy if it is so ordained by God to give you a better life." These parting words were written to Carl Tangeman by his father when he left Sulingen, Hannover, Prussia, on a precarious journey of struggle, sorrow and triumph in America. When starvation and revolutions threatened their lives in 1847, Carl and Elizabeth Tangeman chose a perilous journey at sea in hope of safety, plenty and reunion with his brothers, George and Wilhelm Tangeman in New York. The Tangemans' packet ship blew off course in a ferocious storm on the Atlantic Ocean. Carl coped with tragedy in New Orleans and made his way to New York through the American frontier of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. Carl's riverboat journey up the Mississippi River nearly turned to tragedy, and Carl encountered firsthand the forces destined to collide 14 years later in war. Slavery markets, runaways, river hazards and abolitionists had washed the river country in conflict. Eventually, Carl arrived in New York and discovered his brothers had given up and left for Ohio. Carl's heroic journey to find them is a twisted path of danger, disappointment and triumph, courage and perseverance. Carl's immigrant journey, from the moment he felt "his heart rip from its mooring" as he left his home in Prussia, is as heartwarming as it is gut-wrenching.
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display_description Immigrant in Peril is the tragic and heartwarming account of Carl Tangeman's immigrant adventure. When his ship blew off course in a ferocious storm on the Atlantic Ocean, he began his heroic journey from New Orleans to New York across the American frontier. He faced a life-threatening disaster, nativism from Americans, learning a new language, finding a job and the challenge of understanding a different culture. The author of Immigrant in Peril is a great-great granddaughter of Carl Tangeman. As a young descendent, she learned of Carl's adventures from older family members. She grew up in the same township where he settled on the Great Plains of Kansas in 1880. She has been a champion of young people's causes as an educator, child advocate, author and social worker. This is her first young adult historical fiction.
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subject_facet Immigrant experience, Immigration to the United States, Prussia (Germany), Tangeman, Carl
title_display Immigrant in peril : Carl Tangeman's Heroic Journey Across America 1847-1848
title_full Immigrant in peril : Carl Tangeman's Heroic Journey Across America 1847-1848 / Cheryl D. Clay
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title_sub Carl Tangeman's Heroic Journey Across America 1847-1848
topic_facet Immigrant experience, Immigration to the United States, Tangeman, Carl