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A Diary in America

A Diary in America
With Remarks on its Institutions
6 Volume Set

$216.00 (R)

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108032476

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  • Captain Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) was a distinguished naval officer, today best remembered as a novelist (particularly of stories for children), often drawing on his own experiences. He also edited a radical journal, and wrote non-fiction, including an attack on press-gangs, which damaged his career. He spent 1837 and 1838 travelling in North America, publishing his impressions in this unstructured six-volume 'diary' in 1839. He states that the number of contradictory and often trivial accounts of American life being published made him want to see the New World for himself. He found it impossible to make generalisations, given the size of the country and the different origins of new arrivals, and did not believe America would become a coherent nation for many years. Fascinated by the energy he found in America, he came to believe that the American character was shaped both by natural resources and by democratic government.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108032476
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 115 mm
    • weight: 2.56kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Diary in America, 1–21. Volume 2: Diary in America, 1–13
    Remarks: Language
    Army. Volume 3: Remarks, continued: American marine
    Religion in America
    Societies and associations
    Lynch law
    Education. Volume 4: Travelling
    Emigration and migration
    Newspaper press
    Authors, etc.
    The Mississippi. Volume 5: Society - women
    Public opinion, or the majority
    England and the United States
    Society - general character, etc.
    Constitution of the United States. Volume 6: Canada
    Causes of the Florida war
    Reply to the Edinburgh Review

  • Author

    Frederick Marryat

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