The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States : Based Upon Three Former Volumes of Journeys and Investigations by the Same Author
Perseus Books Group, 1996 - 626 ページ
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in Washington. But before he embarked upon his career as the nation's foremost landscape architect, he was a correspondent for theNew York Times, and it was under its auspices that he journeyed through the slave states in the 1850s. His day-by-day observations—including intimate accounts of the daily lives of masters and slaves, the operation of the plantation system, and the pernicious effects of slavery on all classes of society, black and white—were largely collected in The Cotton Kingdom. Published in 1861, just as the Southern states were storming out of the Union, it has been hailed ever since as singularly fair and authentic, an unparalleled account of America's "peculiar institution."
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This was an accidental discovery for me; it came from a deceased friend's library and I wish I could thank him for it. I thumbed through the section on North Carolina and was immediately hooked. The ...
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A must read for anyone interested in the old south prior to the war. レビュー全文を読む