New Orleans: Im Selbstverlage, 1897. ,136pp., plus folding table. Original green printed wrappers. 1 1/2-inch closed tear in front wrapper, 1-inch closed tear in rear wrapper. Text very lightly tanned, else quite neat and clean internally. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM46168
Significant study of the German Society of New Orleans, the primary German-American immigrants' association of the Crescent City. Deiler, a professor at Tulane, was one of the most important figures in the turn-of-the- century New Orleans German community, and the presiding President of the Deutschen Gessellschaft. The Gessellschaft helped new German immigrants acculturate themselves into the area, providing housing and employment opportunities, along with other services. The text includes a history of German emigration to New Orleans in the nineteenth century. The folding table gives the names of the officers and directors of the Gesellschaft from 1847 to 1897. New Orleans is usually identified with French immigrants of an earlier era, but the 19th-century German population was quite significant there, as it was in Texas and elsewhere in the South. As they might say, "Lassen sie die guten zeiten rollen." Though rather common in institutional holdings, this work by Deiler is quite scarce in the market.