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Ten years in the United States : being an Englishman's view of men and things in the North and South

Author: D W Mitchell
Publisher: London : Smith, Elder, 1862.
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Mitchell, D.W. (David W.).
Ten years in the United States.
London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1862
(DLC) 02002701
(OCoLC)1538333
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D W Mitchell
OCLC Number: 85792427
Notes: Reproduction of original from Huntington Library.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter I. Discontent --
Condition of England in 1848 --
The New World much like the Old --
The Star-spangled Banner --
Virginia a Young England --
Scene of the Merrimac's Exploits, and of M'Clellan's Strategic Tactics --
Lightning Bugs --
Stuck on a Bar --
Chapter II. First Sight of a Slave --
An Exploring Expedition in the since famous Chickahominy Begion --
Meet with an Uncle --
Beach a Farm-house near the James --
Virginia Fanner's Family, Dwelling, Habits --
The Negro Question. --
Chapter III. Farm-house Interior --
Garden --
Farm --
Crops --
Manner and Looks of the People --
Domestic Servants --
Southern Agricultural Population compared with that of the North --
The Press --
The Slaves --
The Union. --
Chapter IV. From White Oaks to Richmond. Chewing --
Manifest Destiny --
Country Tavern --
The News --
Subjects of Conversation --
Electioneering Betting. --
Chapter V. Richmond, Virginia. Natives, Jews, Germans, Foreigners --
Negro Progression --
Indian Retrogression --
Return of the Red Man --
--
Laying-off Cities --
Gossip --
Slave Auction --
Sovereign or Courtier --
--
The Capitol of Virginia --
The Legislature --
Men not in their right Places --
Appointing Legislatures by Lot --
Disappointment --
The next great Movement. --
Chapter VI. Composition of the Population as to National Origin --
Societies --
Institutions --"Americans"--
Publications --
Idea of Washington --
Convicts --
Effects of Climate on White Men --
Victuals --
Cookery --
Lager Beer --
Hint to Teetotalers --
How to Travel --
Social Amusements --"Jogging Along"--
Complexion --
The Church. --
Chapter VII. City of Washington, D.C., Seat of the Federal Government --
General Taylor --
His Eulogy --
The United States' Presidents --
North and South compared. --
Chapter VIII. City of Washington --
Mr. Seward's Great Speech on the Slavery Question (March 11, 1850) --
Present Events Foreshadowed --
Seward's Career --
Bennett on Seward --
Disunion debated in Senate --
Negroes termed Accidents and Disturbances by Seward --
Calculations a la Bobadil --
On Californian Secession --
An uncompromising Statesman --
The United States Arch Fiend. --
Chapter IX. The House of Representatives at Washington --
Lobby Members --
Wholesale Corruption of the Legislature of the young Western State of Wisconsin --
Angry Correspondence between General Scott and Jeff. Davis. --
Chapter X. New York City --
The City Government --
Sanitary Condition --
The Condition of the Irish --
The Poor --
Tenement Houses --
Needlewomen --
The Potter's Field. --
Chapter XI. United States Anglophobia --
Inquiry as to whence it arises --
Another Instance of the Majority being ruled by a Minority in the American Democracy. --
Chapter XII. North and South --
The national Foible --
Distinctions between the Slaveholder and Yankee --
Their Types --
Public Life --
Publicity --
Display --
Modes of Life --"Grass Widow's" Revenge --
Failure of Democracy --"Mason and Dixon's Line."--
Chapter XIII. Some amusing Statistics. --
Inferiority of the South demonstrated by Abolitionist Figures. --
As to Christian Benevolence. --
Area and Population. --
Value of Churches. --
The Press. --
Education. --
Libraries. --
Colleges. --
Southern Ignorance. --
Agriculture. --
Cotton. --
Manufactures. --
Commerce. --
Explanations. --
Reflection. --
Miseducation. --
New England Education. --
Quotation from Bishop Potter. Chapter XIV. "Strike, But Hear Me." The Dangers of Philanthropy --
The Question : Negro Slavery in the Confederated States --
Under whom is the Negro likely to fare best: Northerners or Southerners --
--
The Tree to be judged by its Fruits --
Condition of the African in Africa and elsewhere --
In the Southern States --
Negro Progress --
Effect of Slavery on the Slave-owner --
Effects of Demagogue Rule on Free-men --
Abstract Injustice --
Men not Equal --
Origin of Slavery --
Good to one Man may be Evil to another --
Negro's cerebral Inferiority --
Fate of the Negro should the North triumph --
To distinguish and classify Men the great Problem. --
Chapter XV. Early Settlers of the now Northern States --
The Mayflower and the Puritans --
Colonization of Virginia and the now Confederated States --
Handsome young Englishwomen sold in Virginia --
Cavalier Emigrants --
Rebels sold --
Huguenot Immigrants --
The Puritans and Roger Williams --
The Yankee Character --
Respect shown to Women --
Oil the Stump --
Know-nothings --
Popular Sovereignty insulted --
Insanity on the subject of Natural Grandeur. --
Chapter XVI. The Catholic Irish-Americans --
The "Democrats"--
First Suggestion of the Atlantic Cable --
Irish Press --
On England --
On United States Politics --
Irish Influence. --
Chapter XVII. United States Abolitionists --
Clashing Theory and Practice --
Abolitionist Meeting --
Desire for Disunion --
Equality --
Woman's Rights --
"Free Love" --
Daniel Webster --
Wendell Phillips --
Majority ruled by a small Minority. --
Chapter XVIII. State Constitutions --
New York Constitution --
Theory of Equal Eights abandoned --
Extent of State Sovereignty --
Coloured People --
Extent of Powers of the United States Constitution --
A Treaty between Sovereign States for Foreign and Inter-State Purposes --
Fugitive Slave Provision in the Constitution of United States --
Repudiated by Pennsylvania, &c. --
Constitutionality of the South --
Written Constitution no Safeguard against actual Powers --
Constitution of Mexico for Example. --
Chapter XIX. United States Abolitionists --
Clashing Theory and Practice --
Abolitionist Meeting --
Desire for Disunion --
Equality --
Woman's Rights --
"Free Love" --
Daniel Webster --
Wendell Phillips --
Majority ruled by a small Minority.
Other Titles: Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.
Responsibility: by D.W. Mitchell.

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