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Retrospect of Western Travel

Retrospect of Western Travel
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108019316

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  • Harriet Martineau (1802–1876) was a British writer and scholar who can be described as one of the first British sociologists. She was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including social class, religion, national character and the status of women in a society. After the death of her fiancé Martineau published articles on economics and taxation before embarking on a two year tour of the United States in 1834. She immersed herself in American society, visiting both Houses of Congress along with prisons, hospitals and literary and scientific institutions. These volumes contain a description of her travels through America. Written in the form of a travel book, Martineau's sharp powers of observation provide not only a vivid description of America but also insights into the construction of nineteenth century American society.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108019316
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. The voyage
    2. First impressions
    3. The Hudson
    4. Pine Orchard House
    5. Weddings
    6. High road travelling
    7. Fort Erie
    8. Niagara
    9. Priestley
    10. Prisons
    11. First sight of slavery
    12. Life at Washington
    13. The Capitol
    14. Mount Vernon. Volume 2:
    1. Madison
    2. Jefferson's university
    3. Country life in the South
    4. City life in the South
    5. Restless slaves
    6. New Orleans
    7. Mississippi voyage
    8. Compromise
    9. Cincinnati
    10. Probation
    11. The natural bridge
    12. Colonel Burr. Volume 3:
    1. Villages
    2. Cambridge commencement
    3. The White Mountains
    4. Channing
    5. Mutes and blind
    6. Nahant
    7. Signs of the times in Massachusetts
    8. Hot and cold weather
    9. Originals
    10. Lake George
    11. Cemeteries.

  • Author

    Harriet Martineau

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