Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlichAlle Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "The book provides an excellent introduction to the 19th-century US following the Civil War, and thanks to the far-reaching number of topics and documented sources, inherently suggests numerous points of exploration for further study and research. Abundant notes, ample illustrations, and a very extensive bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - R. A. Shaddy, Queens College, CHOICE "In researching this subject, Rose has clearly plumbed the depths of the extant published travel literature from this era. He demonstrates a nearly encyclopedic understanding of this material.Overall, Rose's book is a welcome and necessary addition, an impressive, broadly sourced, well written work." -Richard Gassan, American University of Sharjah, The American Historical Review. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_041581765X
Über diesen Titel:
The late nineteenth century was a golden age for European travel in the United States. For prosperous Europeans, a journey to America was a fresh alternative to the more familiar ?Grand Tour? of their own continent, promising encounters with a vast, wild landscape, and with people whose culture was similar enough to their own to be intelligible, yet different enough to be interesting. Their observations of America and its inhabitants provide a striking lens on this era of American history, and a fascinating glimpse into how the people of the past perceived one another.
In Unspeakable Awfulness, Kenneth D. Rose gathers together a broad selection of the observations made by European travellers to the United States. European visitors remarked upon what they saw as a distinctly American approach to everything from class, politics, and race to language, food, and advertising. Their assessments of the ?American character? continue to echo today, and create a full portrait of late-nineteenth century America as seen through the eyes of its visitors.
Including vivid travellers? tales and plentiful illustrations, Unspeakable Awfulness is a rich resource that will be useful to students and appeal to anyone interested in travel history and narratives.
Über den Autor:
Kenneth D. Rose teaches history at California State University, Chico. He is the author of Myth of the Greatest Generation: A Social History of Americans in World War II, One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture, and American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition.
Titel: Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the ...
Einband: Soft cover
Zahlungsarten, die dieser Verkäufer akzeptiert
Lewiston, NY, USA
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 7. Mai 2014
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind
about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link
to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.