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SAHS REVIEW

CONTENTS - 2011

VOLUME 47


ISSUE 1 (February)

Winkler, Albert, "The Swiss at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p1-22. 

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Abstract: The article discusses the participation of Swiss immigrants in the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876, also known as "the Custer Massacre" or "Custer's Last Stand." It examines the leadership and tactics of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, who led the Seventh Cavalry. The author reflects on the Swiss soldiers' motives for joining the army and considers their conditions and pay. Several Swiss soldiers are discussed including John Lattman, John Rauter, and Vincent Charley.

Quinn, Tony. "The Ticino Swiss Immigration to California."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p23-26. 

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Abstract: The article discusses the immigration of Ticinesi, or Swiss people from the canton of Ticino, to California. It notes that these immigrants often became involved in the wine and dairy industries in rural parts of California. The author examines the Ticino Swiss' Catholic faith and their interactions with other ethnic groups, particularly noting intermarriage with Italian, Irish, and Portuguese families. He also reflects on his own family history, considering his great-grandfather Battista Salmina , who worked on a dairy ranch in California. 

Driscoll, Marilyn. "Visitor’s Switzerland in Haiku."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p27-30. 

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Varin, Roger R., "Another Swiss Emigré Down South."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p31-32. 

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Abstract: A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's career in medical and scientific research in the U.S. and his education in Switzerland.

ISSUE 2 (June)

Winkler, Albert. "Henry Wirz and Andersonville: The Career of the Most Controversial Swiss American."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p1-16. 

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Abstract: The article discusses Swiss-born Confederate Army captain Henry Wirz, focusing on his administration of Andersonville Prison, also called Camp Sumter, in Andersonville, Georgia during the U.S. Civil War. It also examines his trial and conviction for war crimes, including conspiracy to kill and murder. The author explores prisoner treatment and conditions, commenting on food shortages and transportation issues. Other topics include U.S. government policies concerning prisoner exchange, Wirz's prosecution by a military commission, and the policies of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis.

Wages, Brian. "Considering Swiss Neutrality in World War One: Ideas, Successes and Failures."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p17-28. 

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Abstract: The article discusses Switzerland's neutrality during World War I. It examines the protection of Swiss borders, noting potential threats from Italy, Germany, and France. The author comments on the policies of the Swiss governmental body the Federal Council and considers the leadership of Ulrich Wille, Commander-in-Chief of the Swiss Army. He also reflects on U.S. neutrality during World War I, comparing the personalities and policies of U.S. president Woodrow Wilson and Swiss president Arthur Hoffman.

Champion, Brian. "Heidi and Seek: Cases of Espionage and Covert Operations in Switzerland, 1795-1995."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p29-46. 

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Dungan, NicholasGallatin: America’s Swiss Founding Father.

[Book Review by Kurt Winkler]

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p47-48. 

Todd, Vincent H. Von Graffenried: Founding of a New Bern.

​[Book Review by Barry Maxfield]

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p49-50. 

Perret-Clemont, Anne-Nelly at al. Jean Piaget and Neuchâtel..

​[Book Review by Barbaraella Frazier]

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p51-52.  

ISSUE 3 (November)

Hanselmann, Andreas, "Adventures in North America Based on My Own Experiences: Narrated to His Countrymen by Andreas Hanselmann in Wattwill."

Swiss American Historical Society Review. Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p1-51. 

[Autobiographical Essay]