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Transatlantic Manners : Social Patterns in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Travel Literature - Christopher Mulvey

Transatlantic Manners

Social Patterns in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Travel Literature

Hardcover Published: 17th May 1990
ISBN: 9780521303668
Number Of Pages: 256

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Christopher Mulvey has entered the world of travellers writing about their journeys abroad - Americans in their travels through England, and the English in their forays to the United States - during the eighty years following the end of the 1812-15 War. The writings of travellers from one country about the other dispel the myth that good manners were a universal value, and any variations were to be explained in terms of moral or political corruptions of one or the other nation. The impact of different yet somehow familiar cultures is highlighted in chapters which explore the contemporary issues of the nineteenth-century American woman, slavery, and the English poor. Mulvey also examines the American traveller's view of such English institutions as those of the gentleman, the aristocracy, and the servant and, in comparison, the English opinion of American merchant society, planter society, and the American West.

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The Anglo-American traveller
American Society
Merchant society
Planter society
Western man
American woman
The slave
The uniformity of American life
English Society
The English gentleman
The aristocracy
The social hierarchy
The poor
The narrowness of English life
An Anglo-Saxon light
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ISBN: 9780521303668
ISBN-10: 0521303664
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th May 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54

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