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The Resource Retrospect of western travel, Harriet Martineau

Retrospect of western travel, Harriet Martineau

Label
Retrospect of western travel
Title
Retrospect of western travel
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Martineau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This abridgement of the original 1838 edition offers a view of Jacksonian America. Here are Martineau's 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 observations of American schools, asylums, colleges, and prisons; and her eyewitness accounts of a presidential assassination attempt, a lynch mob, a slave auction, a Quaker wedding, and a Harvard commencement. Historian Daniel Feller introduces the narrative, identifies the major characters, and provides an index for easy use
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.M38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American history through literature
Label
Retrospect of western travel, Harriet Martineau
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Saunders and Otley ; New York : Sold by Harper & Brothers, 1838
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197) and index
Contents
Series Foreword / Paul Finkelman -- Introduction / Daniel Feller -- Arrival in America -- First Impressions -- The Hudson -- Weddings -- High road travelling -- Prisons -- First sight of slavery -- Life at Washington -- The Capitol -- Madison -- Jefferson's University -- Country life in the South -- Charleston -- Restless slaves -- New Orleans -- Mississippi voyage -- Compromise -- Cincinnati -- New England villages -- Harvard College -- Mutes and blind -- Signs of the times in Massachusetts -- Hot and cold weather -- American originals
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by Daniel Feller.
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9780765602145
Isbn Type
(pbk.: alk. paper)
Lccn
00024547
System control number
  • ocm43555076
  • (OCoLC)43555076
Label
Retrospect of western travel, Harriet Martineau
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Saunders and Otley ; New York : Sold by Harper & Brothers, 1838
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197) and index
Contents
Series Foreword / Paul Finkelman -- Introduction / Daniel Feller -- Arrival in America -- First Impressions -- The Hudson -- Weddings -- High road travelling -- Prisons -- First sight of slavery -- Life at Washington -- The Capitol -- Madison -- Jefferson's University -- Country life in the South -- Charleston -- Restless slaves -- New Orleans -- Mississippi voyage -- Compromise -- Cincinnati -- New England villages -- Harvard College -- Mutes and blind -- Signs of the times in Massachusetts -- Hot and cold weather -- American originals
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by Daniel Feller.
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9780765602145
Isbn Type
(pbk.: alk. paper)
Lccn
00024547
System control number
  • ocm43555076
  • (OCoLC)43555076

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