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The Resource Miners, milkers & merchants : from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California, Marilyn L. Geary ; foreword by Giorgio Cheda

Miners, milkers & merchants : from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California, Marilyn L. Geary ; foreword by Giorgio Cheda

Label
Miners, milkers & merchants : from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California
Title
Miners, milkers & merchants
Title remainder
from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn L. Geary ; foreword by Giorgio Cheda
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Miners, Milkers & Merchants is a moving story of immigrants and history brought alive through the letters of three Swiss-Italian brothers who migrated from the Vallemaggia to Australia and California during the nineteenth century. Forced out by poverty, the brothers joined the over twenty-nine thousand emigrants, one out of five inhabitants, who left the Swiss Canton of Ticino between the 1850s and the 1930s. In letters written to their father Luigi, the young men tell of their hopes, fears and struggles. They thrill at new sights, announce successes, lament their sorrows and express yearnings for home, revealing details of mid-nineteenth century life in Northern California's dairy lands, silver-booming San Francisco and Australia's gold rush country. Their letters reflect the universal story of all immigrants: the dreams, courage and leaps of faith required to start a new life in a foreign land
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JRG
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Geary, Marilyn L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Cheda, Giorgio
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  • Rotanzi family
  • Swiss Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Letters
  • California
  • Australia
  • Ticino (Switzerland)
  • California
  • Australia
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Label
Miners, milkers & merchants : from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California, Marilyn L. Geary ; foreword by Giorgio Cheda
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Publication
Bar code
31223143328756
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780982537800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1302115184
Label
Miners, milkers & merchants : from the Swiss-Italian Alps to the golden hills of Australia and California, Marilyn L. Geary ; foreword by Giorgio Cheda
Publication
Bar code
31223143328756
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780982537800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1302115184

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