Upstate Travels PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Upstate Travels free pdf After the War of 1812, British travelers, intensely curious about the United States, poured across the Atlantic. Hundreds published their impressions in lively, quarrelsome books that infuriated and enchanted Americans and Britons alike. Most of these volumes have been out of print for a century or more. Here Roger Haydon brings together forty-two excerpts from one generation of these travelers' accounts, between 1815 and 1845, when New York State was a microcosm of the country. In his introduction and prefaces to each selection he describes the kinds of tourists who visited and how they traveled, assessing the general accuracy of their accounts, and provides pertinent background information. The readings follow the period's most popular itinerary-up the Hudson Valley through Albany and its environs on to the spas and the Champlain Valley, across the state via the Erie Canal, the Genesee Valley, and the Finger Lakes to the Niagara Frontier, and down into the Southern Tier-to record in vivid detail the generation that saw New York State come to dominate the nation. In Upstate Travels, these travelers' voices are accessible again to entertain and inform all who are interested in New York history. Bibliography, index, and dozens of period illustrations are included.

About Roger M. Haydon

Roger M. Haydon is Executive Editor at Cornell University Press.

Details Book

Author : Roger M. Haydon
Publisher : Fall Creek Press
Data Published : 01 May 2011
ISBN : 0801477239
EAN : 9780801477232
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Upstate Travels



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Upstate Travels free pdfUpstate Travels

    After the War of 1812. British travelers. intensely curious about the United States. poured across the Atlantic. Hundreds published their impressions in lively. quarrelsome books that infuriated and enchanted Americans and Britons alike..


  • State University of New York at Brockport free pdfState University of New York at Brockport

    State University of New York at Brockport chronicles the history of a highly respected public college in western New York State. Founded by Erie Canal entrepreneurs as a Baptist college in 1835..


  • A Slant of Light free pdfA Slant of Light

    This volume celebrates the contemporary prose and poetry of more than a hundred women from New York s Hudson Valley. Drawing on writers from the eastern border of New York State to the foothills of the Catskills..


  • A Slant of Light free pdfA Slant of Light

    This volume celebrates the contemporary prose and poetry of more than a hundred women from New York s Hudson Valley. Drawing on writers from the eastern border of New York State to the foothills of the Catskills..


  • Vermont Curiosities free pdfVermont Curiosities

    A fun. accessible read for travelers and non travelers alike "Vermont Curiosities "is part zany Vermont guidebook and part Who's Who of unusual and unsung heroes. this compendium of the state's quirks and characters will amuse Vermont residents and visitors alike..


  • Upstate Travels free pdfUpstate Travels

    . After the War of 1812, British travelers, intensely curious about the United States, poured across the Atlantic. Hundreds published their impressions in lively, quarrelsome books that infuriated and