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Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston – Samuel Adams Drake

There are thousands of people who have never seen (and are not likely ever to see) the interesting capital of Massachusetts, to whom, however, this volume will recommend itself, for various reasons. Boston is especially dear to us Americans and reading Mr. Drake’s well-written volume is like reading the record of the sayings and doings of the colonialists.

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston.

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Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston

ISBN: 9783849663018.

 

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INTRODUCTION.

 

AN old Boston divine says, ” It would be no unprofitable thing for you to pass over the several streets and call to mind who lived Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Hamilton’s Itinerarium

Hamilton’s Itinerarium – Alexander Hamilton

Among the numerous journals and narratives of travel during the Colonial period, few are so lively and so full of good-humored comment on people and customs as the Itinerarium of Dr. Hamilton. The subject of this volume is a journey which Dr. Hamilton undertook in 1744, leaving Annapolis May 30, and travelling overland northward through New Castle, Wilmington, and Chester to Philadelphia. Mr. Hasell, of Barbados, whom he had expected to travel with him from Annapolis, he found at Philadelphia, where he stayed a week. June 13, he resumed his journey and spent three days on the road to New York, crossing the Delaware near Bristol, and passing through Trenton and Princeton to Perth Amboy; … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Burnaby’s Travels through North America

Burnaby’s Travels through North America – Andrew Burnaby

“Travels Through North America,” by Andrew Burnaby, was originally published in London and this reprint is from the third edition of 1798. It is somewhat amusing to read the prognostications of the keen-eyed and quick-brained doctor of divinity, when he says: “He still thinks that the present union of the American States will not be permanent or last for any considerable length of time; that that extensive country must necessarily be divided into separate states and kingdoms; and that America will never, at least for many ages, become formidable to Europe, etc.” What would he think were he to be able to visit us now? He is a wise prophet who knows … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad – Charles Godfrey Leland

This book contains the record of a journey made by a party of gentlemen from Philadelphia to Kansas and back, during the month of November, 1866. The object of the excursion was to examine the condition of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, to assemble in council, at Leavenworth, those who were specially interested in it, and to make such scientific and industrial researches along the route as might be of advantage to the enterprise. How this was effected has already been laid before the public in several prominent journals. The writer has taken pains in these letters to depict, as truthfully as possibly his experience and impressions of this very interesting … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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A Tour on the Prairies

A Tour on the Prairies – Washington Irving

The productions of Washington Irving are deservedly held in high estimation, not so much, perhaps, for their intrinsic merits as literary compositions, although in this respect they hold no mean position, as for the inimitable tracings of adventurous life which they display through all their gradations and variety, and for the interest they keep alive in the reader, without outraging nature. Several hundred miles beyond the Mississippi extended a vast tract of uninhabited country, where there is neither to be seen the log-house of the white man nor the wigwam of the Indian. It consisted of large grassy plains, interspersed with forests and groves, and watered by the Arkansas, the Grand Canadian, … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Letters from an American farmer

Letters from an American farmer – J. Hector St. John

St, John (Crèvecœur) wrote these “Letters” during a period of seven years prior to the American Revolutionary War, while farming land near Orange County, New York. They are told from the viewpoint of a fictional narrator in correspondence with an English gentleman, and each letter concerns a different aspect of life or location in the British colonies of America. the letters are written in a spirit of touching simplicity, almost better than Chateaubriand. You’d think neither of them would ever know how many beans make five. This American Farmer tells of the joys of creating a home in the wilderness, and of cultivating the virgin soil.

Letters from an American farmer

Letters from an American

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Hamilton’s Itinerarium

Hamilton’s Itinerarium – Alexander Hamilton

A narrative of a journey from Annapolis, Maryland, through Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, from May to September, 1744. Dr. Hamilton’s work is widely recognized as an unique document of the life in colonial America.

Hamilton's Itinerarium

Hamilton’s Itinerarium

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Hamilton’s Itinerarium.

ISBN: 9783849678098.

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Biography of Alexander Hamilton (from Wikipedia):

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the Federalist Party, the United … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Letters of Eliza Southgate

Letters of Eliza Southgate – Eliza Southgate

Eliza Southgate Bowne was the writer of a series of charming letters which are now published with the subtitle of “A Girl’s Life Eighty Years Ago”. They give a delightfully vivacious picture of the aristocratic society of the early days of the Republic, the names of many belles and famous men appearing in the girl’s correspondence. The letters here printed have more than the interest of contemporary records; they point inward, with a thousand delicate and sparkling touches, the portrait of a lively and beautiful girl, with a character as striking and individual as the face that Malbone has drawn for us on ivory. Never was a reigning beauty more spirited, never was Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell

The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell – Nicholas Cresswell

These are the journals of Nicholas Cresswell, who sailed to the American colonies after becoming acquainted with a native of Edale who was now resident in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 24 years old when he arrived and for the next three years he kept a journal of his experiences, along with comments on political issues. He became unpopular due to his opposition to the patriot cause in the American War of Independence.

The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell

The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell

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The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell.

ISBN: 9783849678067.

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American exploration in the 18th century (from Wikipedia):

Anthony Henday was the first to have seen the Rocky Mountains, … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Travels through the interior parts of America

Travels through the interior parts of America – Thomas Anburey

Thomas Anburey was a British explorer and author of this narrative of his travels in North America in the 1770s-1780s. Anburey served under General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga. The travel narrative consists of more than eighty letters and draws a picture of life in America in the late 18th century.

Travels through the interior parts of America

Travels through the interior parts of America

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Travels through the interior parts of America.

ISBN: 9783849678050.

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American exploration in the 18th century (from Wikipedia):

Anthony Henday was the first to have seen the Rocky Mountains, in 1754, but curiously did not mention it in his journals. From his … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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