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Franz Daniel Pastorius

and Transatlantic Culture

  German Beginnings,

Pennsylvania Conclusions


By John Weaver


Disconcerted by inequality in absolutist Europe, Franz Daniel Pastorius emigrated to William Penn’s Quaker colony, and forged one of the most versatile careers in colonial America. This study traces his growth to maturity in Germany, showcases his lively poetry and “Beehive” scholarship, and, from his perspective as a jurist, classicist and radical social critic, sheds new light on the emerging transatlantic world.




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The book is available now as a PDF file on the Downloads page here. Sample pages including the introduction and table of contents can be downloaded free of charge. The book version is forthcoming.

The available PDF file does not yet include an index. Anyone purchasing the PDF version of the book now will receive another copy of the file including the index as soon as it is available. Book publication through Lightning Source is expected around the end of 2016.

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