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Retrospect of Western Travel (American History Through Literature), Martineau, Harriet; Feller, Daniel
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Author Name:    Martineau, Harriet; Feller, Daniel

Title:   Retrospect of Western Travel (American History Through Literature)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Routledge 

ISBN Number:   0765602148 / 9780765602145

Seller ID:   ING9780765602145

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Martineau's classic American travel narrative has long been unavailable. This new abridgment of the original 1838 edition offers an unsurpassed firsthand view of Jacksonian America. Here are Martineau's penetrating condemnation of slavery and her championship of abolition and women's rights; her incisive portraits of Jackson, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Garrison, Emerson, and the Beechers; her critical observations of American schools, asylums, colleges, and prisons; and more. Historian Daniel Feller, author of The Jacksonian Promise, introduces the narrative, identifies the major characters, and provides an index for easy use.



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