Our American Cousins Being Personal Impressions of the People and Institutions of the United States (1883)

Author: Adams, W. E.
Year:1992
Pages:234
ISBN:0-7734-9521-5
978-0-7734-9521-0
Price:179.95
This 19th-century travelogue provides a fresh insight into American manners, customs, experiences, institutions, politics and culture. It displays qualities that broke new ground in travelogue writing, including topics on: the agitation for "Free Libraries"; the careers of ex-Chartists in America; one of the very first attacks on the exercise of power by trusts and corporations; social conditions of the people and labour movements; and miscegenation. This reprint will be of interest to scholars of modern British and American history, to historians of travelogue writing, Chartism, and working class biographies.