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Author Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864, author

Title The Americans as they are : described in a tour through the valley of the Mississippi / Charles Sealsfield
Published [Auckland, New Zealand] : The Floating Press, 2013
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 1828
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Description 1 online resource (139 pages)
Contents Title; Contents; Preface; Chapter I -- Cincinnati-Parting Glance at Ohio-Character of its Government and its Inhabitants; Chapter II -- Tour through Kentucky-Bigbonelick-Mammoths-Two Kentuckian Characters-Kentuckian Scenes; Chapter III -- Vevay-Geographical Sketch of the State of Indiana-Madison- Charlestown-Its Court-Jeffersonville-Clarksville-New Albany-The Falls of the Ohio; Chapter IV -- Louisville-Canal of Louisville-Its Commerce-Surrounding Country-Sketch of the State of Kentucky and its Inhabitants, &c
Chapter V -- A Keel-Boat Voyage-Description of the Preparations-Face of the Country-Troy-Lady Washington-The River Sport-Owensborough-HendersonChapter VI -- Mr. Owen''s of Lanark, Formerly Rapp''s Settlement-Remarks on it-Keel-Boat Scenes-Cave in Rock-Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers-Fort Massai; Chapter VII -- The Mississippi-General Features of the State of Illinois and its Inhabitants; Chapter VIII -- Excursion to St. Louis-Face of the Country-Sketch of the State of Missouri-Return to Trinity; Chapter IX -- The State of Tennessee-Steam-Boats on the Mississippi-Flat-Boats
Chapter X -- Scenery Along the Mississippi-Hopefield-St. Helena-Arkansas Territory-Spanish Moss-VixburghChapter XI -- The Town of Natchez-Excursion to Palmyra Plantations-The Cotton Planters of the State of Mississippi-Sketch of the State of Mississippi-Return to Natchez; Chapter XII -- Arrival at New Orleans-Cursory Reflections; Chapter XIII -- Topographical Sketch of the City of New Orleans; Chapter XIV -- The Situation of New Orleans Considered in a Commercial Point of View
Chapter XV -- Characteristic Features of the Inhabitants of New Orleans and Louisiana-Creoles-Anglo-Americans-French-Free People of Colour-SlavesChapter XVI -- Public Spirit-Education-State of Religious Worship-Public Entertainments, Theatres, Balls, &c.; Chapter XVII -- The Climate of Louisiana-The Yellow Fever; Chapter XVIII -- Hints for Emigrants to Louisiana-Planters, Farmers, Merchants, and Mechanics; Chapter XIX -- Geographical Features of the State of Louisiana-Conclusion; Table of the States, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Villages; Endnotes
Summary Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This collection of essays recounts the author''s journey through the Mississippi Valley in the early nineteenth century
Subject Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel.
Ohio River Valley -- Description and travel.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1783-1865.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1776582535 (electronic bk)
1776582543 (electronic bk)
9781776582532 (electronic bk)
9781776582549 (electronic bk)