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(WRIGHT D'ARUSMONT, FRANCES). - Views of society and manners in America; in a series of letters from that country to a friend in England, during the years 1818, 1819, and 1820. By an English woman. 2nd American edition.

Title: Views of society and manners in America; in a series of letters from that country to a friend in England, during the years 1818, 1819, and 1820. By an English woman. 2nd American edition.
Description: New York, E. Bliss and E. White, 1821.Contemporary half calf. XII,387 pp.First edition published the same year. - Frances Wright (1795-1852) visited both the United States and Canada. Later she sat up a colony, called Nashoba, for the rehabilitation of Negro slaves in Tennessee. (Cf. Robinson, Wayward women, p. 197/198 on Frances Trollope). This New York edition has additions and corrections by the auhtor. 'One of the most celebrated travel memoirs of the early nineteenth century.... The end of the Napoleonic wars and improvements in sea transport opened the way for the more casual tourist, and Francis Wright was among the first to turn this new accessibility to literary advantage' (Notable American Women, p.676). - (Foxed).Sabin 105597; TPL, 2 Suppl., 7059.

Keywords: America Canada North America U.S.A. slavery

Price: EUR 185.50 = appr. US$ 201.61 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 8394

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