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Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108003742

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  • Frances Trollope candidly describes her travel experiences in the United States during 1827-1831 in her two-volume book Domestic Manners of the Americans. First published in 1832, it records her views on many aspects of American daily life, especially targeting the supposed lack of manners among Americans. On reaching America, Mrs. Trollope encountered a country that was completely different from what she had expected. She expresses her disgust at the copious handshaking, spitting-habits, tobacco chewing, expressions of self-righteousness, and hypocrisy of the Americans and vents her outrage at the existence of the slave trade in a country that boasted of equality. Her criticisms of American culture are interspersed with descriptions of elections, cathedrals, markets, public balls, literature, and religion. From New Orleans, Memphis, Baltimore and Washington to Philadelphia, New York, Niagara and Albany, the book offers an engaging account of a nineteenth-century Englishwoman's impressions of America.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108003742
    • dimensions: 323 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Entrance of the Mississippi
    2. New Orleans
    3. Company on board the steam-boat
    4. Departure from Memphis
    5. Cincinnati
    6. Servants
    7. Market
    8. Absence of public and private amusements
    9. Schools
    10. Removal to the country
    11. Religion
    12. Peasantry, compared to that of England
    13. Theatre
    14. American spring
    15. Camp-meeting
    16. Danger of rural excursions
    17. Departure from Cincinnati
    18. Departure for the mountains in a stage
    19. Baltimore
    20. Voyage to Washington
    21. Stonington
    22. Small landed proprietors
    23. Fruits and flowers of Maryland and Virginia
    24. Journey to Philadelphia
    25. Washington Square
    26. Quakers
    27. Return to Stonington
    28. American cooking
    29. Literature
    30. Journey to New York
    31. Reception of Captain Basil Hall's book
    32. Journey to Niagara
    33. Niagara
    34. Return to New York.

  • Author

    Frances Milton Trollope

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