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dc.contributor.authorKnarr, Mary Len_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:47:41Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:47:41Z
dc.date.created2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifieretd-03262009-073207en_US
dc.identifierumi-10013en_US
dc.identifiercat-001428624en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4158
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Mar. 26, 2009).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Gregg Cantrell.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionThis dissertation argues that German Lutheran women living in south and central Texas from 1831 to 1890 involved themselves in family, church, and community to reconstruct their conservative notions of society in a frontier setting. Going beyond the traditional interpretations of kinder, kuche, und kirche, I show that the women's Lutheran faith informed how they reacted to the immigration process. Frontier conditions allowed these frauen to assume more active and often public roles than they would have done in Germany. However, the women undertook these duties to establish conservative notions of family, church, and gender in their new land. Moreover, even as their faith helped assuage much of the dislocation of immigration for first-generation frauen, they emphasized Lutheran values to descendants whom the women feared were becoming Americanized. Ultimately, Lutheranism informed how these women constructed understandings of family and community while providing a template for what it meant to be a German-Texan.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLutheran women Texas History 19th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLutheran Church Texas History 19th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGerman American women Texas History 19th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in church work Texas History 19th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGerman Americans Ethnic identity.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGerman Americans Cultural assimilation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTexas Social life and customs.en_US
dc.titleFaith, Frauen, and the formation of an ethnic identity [electronic resource] : German Lutheran women in south and central Texas, 1831-1890 /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of History
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.academicunitDepartment of History


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