Travels in America, performed in the year 1806, for the purpose of exploring the rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio, and Mississippi, and ascertaining the produce and condition of their banks and vicinity (Book, 1809) [WorldCat.org]
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Travels in America, performed in the year 1806, for the purpose of exploring the rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio, and Mississippi, and ascertaining the produce and condition of their banks and vicinity

Author: Thomas Ashe
Publisher: London : Printed for Richard Philips by B. McMillan, 1809.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ashe was a slippery character. According to Clark, "his entire career was checkered with intrigue, misrepresentation, and fraud." This book chronicles his trip by flatboat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in 1806. He is uniform in his criticism of Americans and their ways, and he was roundly condemned by most later commentators in the United States. Clark comments further: "Enlivened by misrepresentation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rare books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Ashe
OCLC Number: 154111075
Notes: Spine title: Travels in America, 1806.
2nd ed., originally published in 1808 in 3 v.
Includes index.
Sepia engraving of Quebec as frontispiece.
Description: [3], 4-316, [4] pages : 1 folded illustrations ; 24 cm (12o)
Other Titles: Travels in America, 1806
Responsibility: by Thomas Ashe.

Abstract:

Ashe was a slippery character. According to Clark, "his entire career was checkered with intrigue, misrepresentation, and fraud." This book chronicles his trip by flatboat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in 1806. He is uniform in his criticism of Americans and their ways, and he was roundly condemned by most later commentators in the United States. Clark comments further: "Enlivened by misrepresentation and exaggeration, Ashe's account is interesting and highly readable."

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