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The Old Land and the New

The Journals of Two Swiss Families in America in the 1820s

Robert H. Billigmeier and Fred Altschuler Picard, editors
Translated by Robert H. Billigmeier and Fred Altschuler Picard
Illustrations by Hans Erni

The Old Land and the New

“This excellent book . . . will appeal to specialists and the general reader alike.”

Library Journal

These are the journals in English translation of two early Swiss immigrants to America who provided an intriguing picture of life as they saw it in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The book is illustrated with sketches by the Swiss artist, Hans Erni.

The Old Land and the New

Robert H. Billigmeier was Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Fred A. Picard, a native of St. Gallen, was Director of Cultural Activities at the College of Idaho and a corresponding member of the Université de Genève, Switzerland.

The Old Land and the New

“This excellent book . . . will appeal to specialists and the general reader alike.”

Library Journal