First you board the sailing ship and survive sixty or more days in crowded, unpleasant conditions.
Then you board a steamboat and hope the captain does not engage in a reckless race with another boat — or you hit snags, or collide with another boat, or…
Then you set out on a smaller steamboat to arrive at any of the dozens of small towns on the Upper Mississippi River or its tributaries.
And then…the immigrant of the 1850’s arrives at their destination. Perhaps it is a town mentioned in letters back to their home in Europe. Or to join relatives already carving out a new life. Or maybe this particular town is appealing because your money has run out.
Sailing ship, steamboat, and author representing the multiple steps of mid-19th century immigration.
NEW DREAMS, a story of two of these immigrants, will be released March 22. Pre-order now: