The Old Land and the New: The Journals of Two Swiss Families in America in the 1820s
edited by Robert H. Billigmeier and Fred Altschuler Picard
University of Minnesota Press, 1965
Paper: 978-0-8166-5709-4

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The Old Land and the New was first published in 1965. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.


These are the journals in English translation of two early Swiss immigrants to America who provided an intriguing picture of life as they saw it in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The book is illustrated with sketches by the Swiss artist, Hans Erni.



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