Three Visits to America

Three Visits to America

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The Victorian printer Emily Faithfull (1835-95) published Three Visits in 1884. The work is an account of her American lecture tours that took place in 1872-3, 1882-3 and 1884. Faithfull, a controversial and independently minded figure, campaigned for the employment and education rights of women. In 1860, Faithfull set up a printing establishment for women, the Victoria Press, where, despite fierce resistance from the printing trade, she employed and trained women as compositors. In 1862, she was made Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Queen Victoria. Faithfull, a talented speaker, lectured widely on how America was dealing with the changing position of women, and the campaign for women's employment rights. This account remains a key source for the history of liberal feminism and the emancipation of nineteenth-century more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139060295
  • 9781139060295

Table of contents

Preface; 1. First arrival in America; 2. Reception at Steinway Hall; 3. The President at the White House; 4. Railroads, drawing-room cars, sleepers, and hotel cars; 5. A visit to the University of Michigan; 6. Vassar College; 7. The Quaker city; 8. Boston, its east wind, culture, and English look; 9. English and American receptions contrasted; 10. New Year's Day [1884] in Colorado; 11. Brigham Young and the 'true inwardness of Mormonism'; 12. The President's Secretary, Mr George Reynolds; 13. American hotel despotism; 14. Strange contrasts afforded; 15. Strawberries in February; 16. The orange groves at Los Angeles; 17. Divorce; 18. Occupations open to women in 1836, when Harriet Martineau visited America, contrasted with those of to-day; 19. The American girl; 20. Anthony Trollope on English, American, and Australian newspapers; 21. The traveller's appreciation of New York after journeys to the interior; 22. more