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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J Hector St John de Crèvecoeur; Dennis D Moore
|Description:||xxxvi, 372 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction : moving beyond "the farmer of feelings" --
A note on Crèvecoeur's text and on emendations --
Introductory letter --
Thoughts, feelings and pleasures of an American farmer --
What is an American? --
Description of the island of Nantucket, with the manners, customs, policy and trade of the inhabitants --
Customary education and employment of the inhabitants of Nantucket --
Description of the island of Martha's Vineyard and of the whale-fishery --
Manners and customs at Nantucket --
Peculiar customs at Nantucket --
Description of Charles-Town; thoughts on slavery; on physical evil; a melancholy scene --
On snakes; and on the humming-bird --
From Mr. IW-n AL-z, a Russian gentleman; describing the visit he paid at my request to Mr. John Bertram, the celebrated Pennsylvanian botanist --
Distresses of a frontier man --
A happy family disunited by the spirit of civil war --
Rock of Lisbon --
Sketches of Jamaica and Bermudas and other subjects --
The commissioners --
Ingratitude rewarded --
The grotto --
A sketch of the contrast between the Spanish and the English colonies --
A snow-storm as it affects the American farmer --
The frontier woman --
History of Mrs. B --
The man of sorrow.
|Series Title:||John Harvard library.|
|Responsibility:||J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur ; edited and with an introduction by Dennis D. Moore.|
With the help of Moore's clear, insightful introduction and the inclusion of 13 additional letters, we find in this new edition a Crevecoeur who is deeply enmeshed in the eighteenth-century Atlantic
- United States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1783.
- United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- National characteristics, American.
- Farm life -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
- Farm life.
- Manners and customs.
- Massachusetts -- Nantucket Island.
- United States.