• Tags: Americanization
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Pre-Babel plea to Americanize German-American communities throughout state, and in Allamakee.
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Babel supporter notes that, while "people have always formed groups according to their nationality and language, but when we all use the same language we will soon forget that such things exist in this county."
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Kimmel ntoes the need to "counteract the vicious influences of the Socialists, Bolshevists and other agitators who would tear down our present form of Government and present order of things."
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Governor's office on situation: "these people cannot be good Americans and continue talking the German language."

image of the first page of Chapter Fifteen from the revised 1873 immigration handbook published by the Iowa Board of Immigration
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