Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808: Volume 2

Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808: Volume 2

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In the opening decades of the nineteenth century, the writings of John Lambert renewed the British public's fascination with the landscapes, peoples, flora, and fauna of the Canadian colonies and the United States. First published in 1811, and ultimately running into four editions, this two-volume work is packed with closely-observed descriptions, facts and figures about colonial life, as well as lively anecdotes. The 'corrected and improved' second edition reissued here was published in 1814, towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It promised to 'enable the British reader to form a just opinion of the Canadian colonies, and to appreciate the character of the neighbouring enemies who threaten their existence'. A trained painter, Lambert illustrated his account with lithographs based on his own watercolours. Volume 2 contrasts the excitement of New York, Charleston and Boston, bustling with markets, hotels and pleasure gardens, with the conditions endured by plantation slaves.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 colour illus.
  • 1139059831
  • 9781139059831

Table of contents

25. Journey to New York; 26. Leave Skenesborough; 27. Boarding-house; 28. Places of worship; 29. Number of deaths at New York; 30. Leave New York for Charleston; 31. Population of Charleston; 32. Servants at Charleston; 33. Legislature of South Carolina; 34. Arts, sciences, and literature of South Carolina; 35. Climate of South Carolina; 36. Journey from Charleston to Savannah on foot; 37. Savannah; 38. Leave Savannah; 39. Leave Charleston; 40. Arrival at Boston; 41. Biographical notices and anecdotes of some of the most eminent public characters in the United States; 42. Leave Boston.show more