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Civilized America

Civilized America
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033251

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  • Published in 1859, Thomas Colley Grattan's work illustrates antebellum America through anecdote and reflection. Dublin-born Grattan (1791/2–1864) became a journalist and novelist after abandoning a potential military career in favour of settled life in France. In Paris Grattan contributed to literary magazines and became acquainted with various writers, including Washington Irving, to whom he dedicated his celebrated Highways and Byways (1823). After living in the Netherlands and Belgium, Grattan was made – with the support of King Leopold – British Consul in Boston, where he began these two volumes. Determined to tell 'the truth of the New World' so that Europe may understand it, Grattan asks serious questions about American life. Volume 1 describes his first impressions of the United States and of life in New England. Volume 2 examines the treatment of the Irish, women, and Native Americans, and it criticizes the South's slave-based economy and society.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033251
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 61 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. The voyage
    2. First impressions
    3. Boston: Nahant
    4. Nahant
    5. National characteristics
    6. National characteristics continued
    7. The social system in New England
    8. Edward Everett
    9. My first visit to Washington
    10. Washington
    11. John Caldwell Calhoun
    12. American aristocracy
    13. Political ultras
    14. Daniel Webster
    15. Servants
    16. The law and its practice
    17. The Federal Union
    18. Political parties
    19. Party designs: presidential election
    20. Inauguration of President Harrison
    21. The north-eastern boundary question
    22. The north-eastern boundary question continued
    23. The north-eastern boundary question continued
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    1. The Irish in America
    2. The women of America
    3. Comparison and contrasts between England and America
    4. The fine arts in America
    5. Extremes of savage and civilized life. The Indian tribes
    6. European travellers and visitors
    7. The Southern States
    8. The Southern States continued
    9. The annexation of Texas
    10. Annexation of Texas continued
    11. Are the Americans a happy people?
    12. Religious sects
    13. Speculative philosophy
    14. Education. Literature. The drama
    15. Henry Clay
    16. Slavery
    17. Miscellaneous subjects
    18. Miscellaneous subjects continued

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    Thomas Colley Grattan

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