By Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson
Mid-nineteenth-century Germany and the us represent the heritage for the lifestyles tale of Adolf Douai as educator, writer, editor, and self-declared radical. A member of the 1848 innovative Landtag of Saxe-Altenburg, he used to be imprisoned through reactionaries and later pressured to escape the rustic. His occupation within the usa illustrates basic sociopolitical stipulations confronted by way of German Forty-Eighters arriving as refugees. In Texas, Douai edited an abolitionist newspaper for 3 years, yet threats by means of Know-Nothings compelled him to escape to the north, the place he was once recruited by means of organizers of the recent Republican celebration, who was hoping to draw German citizens for Frémont (1856) and Lincoln (1860). Douai is mostly linked to the Fröbel kindergarten approach. His contacts integrated Robert Blum, Mikhail Bakunin, Frederick legislation Olmsted, and Louis Agassiz.
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281 [Anmerkungen]; D*, p. 4. 13 Dinter, pp. 68–69. v. “Altenburg,” pp. 70–73. 15 Ibid. v. “Beleuchtung der Bühne und des Zuschauerraums,” pp. 270–272. The Revolution of 1848 Turned Inside Out 31 16 Douai, p. 282 [Anmerkungen]; D*, p. 4. The grandmother is quoted here as addressing Douai as “Daniel”. In some publications, he is called Carl Adolf Douai. Douai [presumably, Carl Daniel Adolf Douai] 17 Carl Eduard Douai, Systematische Fundamental-Lehre im Schön- u.
1959] Typescript. Photocopy furnished by the Baker Library of Dartmouth College. Abbreviated D*. 1 Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson, Germans and the Revolution of 1848–1849. New German American Studies/Neue deutsch-amerikanische Studien, 18. , Französische und sächsische Gesandschaftsberichte aus Dresden und Paris 1848–1849, p. 212. 3 Arno Hermann Igel, Das System Metternichs im Herzogthum SachsenAltenburg, pp. 34–36. 4 Irmline Veit-Brause, Die deutsch-französische Krise von 1840, p. 153, note. 5 Veit Valentin, Geschichte der deutschen Revolution von 1848–1849, 2:229.
Douai [presumably, Carl Daniel Adolf Douai] 17 Carl Eduard Douai, Systematische Fundamental-Lehre im Schön- u. Richtigschreiben, oder Hilfsbuch für diejenigen, welche sich durch Selbstübung ohne Beistand eines Lehrers unterrichten wollen. Altenburg: Pierer, 1835. 18 Peter Weise, Rund um die Spielkarte; ein Streifzug durch das altenburger Spielkartenmuseum passim. 19 Douai, p. 9; D*, p. 8. 20 Fritz Blättner, Das Gymnasium, p. 87. 21 In the period of postrevolutionary reaction, the Brehms managed with prudent political correctness to circumvent the usual restrictions on travel.