Immigrant in Peril

Immigrant in Peril is the harrowing and heartwarming account of Carl Tangeman’s immigrant adventure from northern Europe to America in 1847-48. When his ship blew off course in a ferocious storm on the Atlantic Ocean, he began a heroic journey from New Orleans to New York across the American frontier of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. Once in New York, Carl began a quest in ernest to find and reunite with two brothers, immigrants from a year earlier. He faced a life-threatening disaster, nativism from Americans, learning a new language, finding a job and the challenge of understanding a different culture. This fast-paced book is a young adult historical fiction that will appeal to both young people and adults who embrace an adventure story based on the real life events. It is authentic to the historical time and place of the pre-Civil War United States.

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