America: Volume 3

America: Volume 3 : Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive

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James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) was a writer who travelled extensively throughout the world and published accounts of his adventures in places such as India, Persia, Egypt, and Palestine. In addition, he was a supporter of political reform and served as the first MP for Sheffield, from 1832 to 1837. On retiring from Parliament, he left for North America, where he spent nearly four years, saying, 'I had a strong desire to add to the knowledge ... acquired of the Old World, by examining for myself the most favoured portion of the New'. He recounts part of his time in America - during which he visited every state in the Union except Florida and Arkansas, as well as some of the provinces of Canada - in this three-volume work, published in 1841. Volume 3 sees the final part of Buckingham's expedition through upstate New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 29 b/w illus.
  • 1139058800
  • 9781139058803

Table of contents

1. Stay in the city of Buffalo; 2. Visit to the settlement of the Seneca Indians; 3. First settlement of Rochester; 4. Geological peculiarities of Rochester; 5. Journey from Rochester to Canandaigua; 6. Journey from Canandaigua to Auburn; 7. Journey to Syracuse; 8. Journey from Syracuse to Utica; 9. Visit to Glen's Falls; 10. Description of the White Mountains; 11. Stay at Boston; 12. Influence of institutions on character; 13. Provision made for education; 14. Description of the State of Massachusetts; 15. Description of the city; 16. Public schools; 17. Periodical literature of Boston; 18. Proportions of churches to each sect; 19. Benevolent societies; 20. The municipal government of the city of Boston; 21. Commerce and manufactures; 22. Environs of Boston; 23. Visit to the Massachusetts State prison; 24. State elections; 25. Population of Boston and its suburbs; 26. Last Sunday passed in Boston; 27. Journey from Boston to Providence; 28. Description of the city of Providence; 29. Municipal government; 30. Last visits made in Providence; 31. Departure from Providence; 32. Plan and appearance of the town; 33. Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims; 34. History of the foundation of Plymouth colony; 35. Disadvantageous position of the town; more