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  Carl Schurz - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
CARL SCHURZ (1829-1906), German American statesman and reformer, was born in Liblar, near Cologne, on the 2nd of March 1829, the son of a school-teacher.
Schurz went to Paris, but the police forced him to leave France on the eve of the coup d'etat, and until August 1852 he lived in London, making his living by teaching German.
In the Republican National Convention of 1860 Schurz was chairman of the delegation from Wisconsin, which voted for W. Seward; he was on the commi ttee which drew up the platform and served on the committee which announced his nomination to Abraham Lincoln.
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Carl Schurz was born in Liblar, a village some distance from Cologne, Prussia in 1829.
Schurz first distinguished himself as an intellectual and radical as a participant in a 1848-1849 revolt aimed at deposing Frederick William IV of Prussia.
Schurz was active in the Republican party, and began speaking publicly to groups of German-Americans during rallies in the 1856 Wisconsin state elections.
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 Carl Schurz
Carl Schurz (March 2, 1829 - May 14, 1906), German American statesman and reformer, was born in Liblar, near Cologne, the son of a school-teacher.
Schurz went to Paris, but the police forced him to leave France on the eve of the coup d'├ętat, and until August 1852 he lived in London, making his living by teaching German.
In the Republican National Convention of 1861 Shurz was spokesman of the delegation from Wisconsin, which voted for WH Seward; he was on the committee which drew up the platform and served on the committee which announced his nomination to Abraham Lincoln.
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 Carl Schurz
Schurz was an active campaigner against slavery and on the outbreak of the American Civil War joined the forces of the Union Army.
Schurz also took part in the battle at Chancellorsville (May, 1863) and Gettysburg (July, 1863) before being given command of the 3rd Division of the Army of the Cumberland (25th September, 1863 to 21st January, 1864).
Schurz remained active in the Republican Party and in 1869 was elected to the Senate.
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 Carl Schurz Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Carl Schurz was the foremost of a remarkable group of emigrés who went to the United States after the failure of the 1848-1849 revolution in Germany.
Schurz's military experience was limited to a few weeks of fighting in Germany 13 years earlier, but he worked hard at mastering military strategy and was finally promoted to major general of volunteers in 1863.
Schurz was rewarded with appointment as secretary of the interior, and he made considerable progress in reform of Indian affairs and introduction of the merit system into the department.
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 Carl Schurz Profile
Carl Schurz was born in 1829, near Cologne, in Liblar, Germany, to parents who were the local school master and daughter of the "tenant in chief" to the Wolf Mettemich feudatories.
Carl Schurz, general in the Union Army in the Civil War and one of Watertown's most famous residents, is scheduled to be inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in Stevens Point this spring.
Schurz, all unsuspecting that his revolutionary record would make him of interest to Napoleon, went placidly on his way until he was arrested and thrown into a cell with a common thief from which he was taken only to be warned to leave the country immediately.
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 Major General Carl Schurz
Carl Schurz was born to Christian Schurz, on March 2, 1829, in a castle near Cologne, Germany.
Schurz recalled that the two regiments in front "maintained the hopeless contest for a considerable time with splendid gallantry and did not fall back until ordered to do so." The force of the enemy was so great that all had to retreat.
Schurz was appointed by Hayes as Secretary of the Interior.
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 Cazoo.org: German-American Cultural Center
Carl Schurz, in the words of Edward Channing, was "the greatest German of their immigration".
Schurz asked to be recalled and to be given a field command.
Schurz was appointed Major General and given command over a division formed mostly of German immigrants, who fought near Chancellorsville and Gettysburg with varying success.
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 Carl Schurz Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography
Carl Schurz traveled to America in his early twenties with ideas of liberalism and democracy which he could not find in his homeland of Germany.
His study of history provided Schurz with information and topics for his early lectures; his love for history continued throughout his life, as is evident by his three published books (other than collections of his speeches), which are all biographies of political figures--including himself.
Schurz was born 2 March 1829 in Liblar, a small village on the Rhine.
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 Carl Schurz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His wife, Margarethe Schurz and her sister Berthe von Ronge, were instrumental in establishing the kindergarten system in the United States.
Schurz was born in Liblar (now Erftstadt), the son of a school teacher.
Schurz Hall, a student residence at the University of Missouri - Columbia.
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 Today in History: October 29
Schurz's efforts on behalf of Lincoln and his commitment to the nascent Republican Party resulted in his appointment as envoy to Spain.
Schurz served as a Missouri senator from 1869 to 1875.
During Schurz's tenure, the U.S. Geological Survey was officially established as a bureau.
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Carl Schurz was born at Gracht Castle near Liblar in the Rhineland on 2 March 1829.
Carl Schurz already shared those sentiments as a schoolboy in Cologne; and his espousal of democratic and revolutionary ideals intensified at the University of Bonn.
Schurz was eager to return to the Midwest, but, largely because of his expertise on post-war conditions in the Southern states, Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, persuaded him to become chief correspondent of the Tribune's Washington bureau.
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 Carl Schurz and the Indians
stigmatized Carl Schurz for refusing to give up the Indian prisoners of the Nez Perce War to be "tried before the courts for the murders and horrible atrocities." Schurz, who was Secretary of the Interior when the war ended had a different take on the sources of Indian-white conflict.
Carl Schurz had migrated from Germany to America in 1848, during a period of widespread revolutionary activity.
Schurz was elected to the senate from Missouri for a term running from 1869 to 1875.
www.narhist.ewu.edu /Native_Americans/life/joseph/carl_schurz.html   (429 words)

 Schurz, Carl. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Between 1865 and 1868, Schurz was Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, editor of the Detroit Post, and joint editor and owner of the St. Louis Westliche Post.
In 1884, convinced of James G. Blaine’s unfitness for office, Schurz led the mugwumps in their opposition to Blaine’s nomination and candidacy.
Schurz supported the Democrat Grover Cleveland in that year and again in 1888 and 1892.
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 Wikinfo | Carl Schurz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Carl Schurz (March 2, 1829 - May 14, 1906) was a German-American statesman and reformer.
In the summer of 1865, President Andrew Johnson sent Schurz through the South to study conditions; they then quarrelled because Schurz approved General HW Slocum's order forbidding the organization of militia in Mississippi.
Schurz's report (afterwards published as an executive document), suggesting the readmission of the states with complete rights and the investigation of the need of further legislation by a Congressional committee, was ignored by the President.
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 Amazon.de: Carl Schurz: A Biography: English Books: Hans L. Trefousse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the age of 19, Schurz, a student at the University of Bonn, became involved in the Revolution of 1848.
Carl Schurz, the man, his story, his ideals and his example, are particularly appropriate today because of the light his life sheds on the never-ending problems of immigration, assimilation, and the retention of ethnic identity.
Carl Schurz is a very important and very interesting personage from the 19th Century.
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 Margarethe Meyer Schurz 1833 - 1876
Schurz told her about Froebel's teachings, and Peabody became a convert to the kindergarten cause.
Schurz's health became such that she could not continue with her work, Peabody became a nationally known advocate of early education, and helped bring kindergartens into widespread use.
Margarethe Meyer Schurz died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 43.
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 MAJOR GENERAL CARL SCHURZ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Carl Schurz was extremely well educated at the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn.
Schurz was promoted to major general on March 17, 1863 only to find himself in less fortunate circumstances than possible at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg.
Mason: Carl Schurz was a member of Herman Lodge, #125, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Schurz was appointed Minister to Spain in 1861.
Upon Schurz’s death in 1906, prominent lawyer Joseph H. Choate formed a memorial committee and raised $93,000 in donations towards a monument for Schurz.
This impressive monument to soldier, statesman and journalist Carl Schurz is the result of a collaboration between the distinguished sculptor Karl Bitter (1867—1915) and renowned architect Henry Bacon (1866—1924).
nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=11963   (753 words)

 Mr. Lincoln's White House: Carl Schurz (1829-1906)
Schurz was ambitious for Germans generally and himself in particular and could be impertinent with superiors.
Lincoln returned from the Richmond front in early April 1865, Schurz accompanied her and later wrote his wife about the trip: "The first lady was overwhelmingly charming to me; she chided me for not visiting her, overpowered me with invitations, and finally had me driven to my hotel in her own state carriage.
Schurz fled Germany to the U.S. in 1852 as a result of his role in 1848 Revolution.
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 A Brief History of Carl Schurz Park Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The unique response of the Association to the fiscal crisis, and its development of a series of programs to maintain and rehabilitate the park served to lay the groundwork and open the way for the series of successful projects undertaken by the Association, which continue to this day.
During the last thirty-plus years, the Carl Schurz Park Association has grown in depth and responsibilities, until today it can look back on several significant achievements, ranging from major restorations of the park, to running what many consider to be the finest outdoor professional art show in the Metropolitan area.
This initial project proved to be a milestone, in that its success was felt beyond the boundaries of Carl Schurz Park, and for many years it was used as an example of how community groups can have a positive impact on their neighborhood.
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 Milwaukee and Watertown as Seen by Schurz in 1854 - Wisconsin Historical Society
Carl Schurz describes why he settled in Wisconsin.
In this brief excerpt, German reformer and Republican politician Carl Schurz recalls how Wisconsin - - specifically Milwaukee and Watertown - - appeared to him when he emigrated from Europe in 1854.
The motives he describes were shared by many of the German immigrants to our state, though his perspective as a "Forty-Eighter" was more overtly political than those of his compatriots who had arrived in the previous decade.
www.wisconsinhistory.org /turningpoints/search.asp?id=1086   (123 words)

 German American Corner: SCHURZ, Carl (1829-1906)
SCHURZ, Carl (1829-1906), German-American legislator, reformer, and journalist, born on March 2, 1829, near Cologne, and educated at the University of Bonn.
Carl Schurz, one of the most celebrated German Americans, was born on March 2,1829, in Liblar near Cologne, and died on May 14,1906, in New York.
Thus at the age of forty, only sixteen years after arriving in America as a homeless fugitive, Carl Schurz became a member of his adopted country's highest legislative body, an institution often more powerful than the president in those days.
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 CARL SCHURZ PARK - Historical Sign
Carl Schurz Park, named by the Board of Aldermen in 1910 for the soldier, statesman, and journalist Carl Schurz (1829-1906), overlooks the turbulent waters of Hell Gate.
After emigrating to the United States in 1852, Schurz quickly made his reputation as a skilled orator and proved to be instrumental to Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 election campaign.
Schurz is also honored by Karl Bitter’s statue of 1913, located at Morningside Drive and 116th Street.
www.nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=6526   (503 words)

 Works of Carl Schurz
The sketch of Carl Schurz's political career is not by Carl Schurz, but everything else is. The sketch was originally part of Volume Three of the Reminiscences, but for convenience I have extracted it as a separate volume.
A photographic reproduction of The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz: Volume One is available at the University of Michigan.
Carl Schurz: Report on the Condition of the South
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 Carl SCHURZ — Infoplease.com
“Carl Schurz and the Civil War.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1933.
“Carl Schurz and the Negro.” Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society 25 (April 1969): 236-38.
“Carl Schurz, the South, and the Politics of Virtue.” In Before Watergate: Problems of Corruption in American Society, edited by Abraham S. Eisenstadt, Ari Hoogenboom and Hans L. Trefousse, pp.
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