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Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808

Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808
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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033282

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  • In the early nineteenth century, the writings of John Lambert renewed the British public's fascination with the landscapes, peoples, flora, and fauna of the Canadian colonies and the young independent United States. First published in 1811, and ultimately running into four editions, this two-volume work is packed with closely-observed descriptions, facts and figures about colonial life, as well as lively anecdotes. The 'corrected and improved' second edition reissued here was published in 1814. It promised to 'enable the British reader to form a just opinion of the Canadian colonies, and to appreciate the character of the neighbouring enemies'. A trained painter, Lambert illustrated his account with lithographs based on his own watercolours. Volume 1 focuses on Newfoundland and Quebec, describing European traders, Jesuit missionaries and Native Americans, while Volume 2 contrasts the markets, hotels and pleasure gardens of New York, Charleston and Boston with the conditions endured by Black slaves.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033282
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to the Second Edition
    Introduction to the First Edition
    1. Passage to the Grand Bank
    2. Hire of houses at Quebec
    3. Origin of the name of Quebec
    4. Chateau St. Louis
    5. Upper Town of Quebec
    6. Curious jargon in the market place
    7. Climate of Lower Canada
    8. Soil of Lower Canada
    9. Population of Lower Canada
    10. Handsome children
    11. Government of Lower Canada
    12. Commerce of Lower Canada
    13. Trade between Canada and the United States
    14. Society of the towns in Lower Canada
    15. Amusements and diversions
    16. Literature, arts, and sciences
    17. Roman Catholic clergy
    18. Aborigines of North America
    19. Face of Lower Canada
    20. Canadian animals
    21. Forest trees
    22. Leave Quebec
    23. Town of Three Rivers
    24. Leave Three Rivers. Volume 2:
    25. Journey to New York
    26. Leave Skenesborough
    27. Boarding-house
    28. Places of worship
    29. Number of deaths at New York
    30. Leave New York for Charleston
    31. Population of Charleston
    32. Servants at Charleston
    33. Legislature of South Carolina
    34. Arts, sciences, and literature of South Carolina
    35. Climate of South Carolina
    36. Journey from Charleston to Savannah on foot
    37. Savannah
    38. Leave Savannah
    39. Leave Charleston
    40. Arrival at Boston
    41. Biographical notices and anecdotes of some of the most eminent public characters in the United States
    42. Leave Boston.

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    John Lambert

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