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Retrospect of Western Travel : American History Through Literature - Harriet Martineau

Retrospect of Western Travel

American History Through Literature

Paperback Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780765602145
Number Of Pages: 232

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Martineau's classic American travel narrative has long been unavailable. This new abridgment of the original 1838 edition offers an unsurpassed firsthand view of Jacksonian America. Here are Martineau's penetrating condemnation of slavery and her championship of abolition and women's rights; her incisive portraits of Jackson, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Garrison, Emerson, and the Beechers; her critical observations of American schools, asylums, colleges, and prisons; and more. Historian Daniel Feller, author of The Jacksonian Promise, introduces the narrative, identifies the major characters, and provides an index for easy use.

Arrival in America
First Impressions
The Hudson
High Road Travelling
First Sight of Slavery
Life at Washington
The Capitol
Jefferson's University
Country Life in the South
Restless Slaves
New Orleans
Mississippi Voyage
New England Villages
Harvard College
Mutes and Blind
Signs of the Times in Massachusetts
Hot and Cold Weather
American Originals
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ISBN: 9780765602145
ISBN-10: 0765602148
Series: American History Through Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.29  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.3