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A young Dutchman views post-Civil War America : diary of Claude August Crommelin /
Claude August Crommelin ; translated by Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr. ; edited with an introduction by Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., and H. Roger Grant.
imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
description
x, 195 p.
ISBN
0253356091 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780253356093 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
isbn
0253356091 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253356093 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
From Amsterdam through Belgium and Great Britain to New York, April-May 1866 -- In New York City and westward to Chicago, May 1866 -- From Chicago through Illinois and northward to Minnesota, May-June 1866 -- In Chicago and by way of Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, June-July 1866 -- New York City, Albany, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania oil, and Canada, July-August 1866 -- In Boston and New England, August-September 1866 -- In New York City, New Jersey, and Troy, New York, September-October 1866 -- In Boston, Providence, Albany, and back to New York City, October-December 1866 -- In the South : Charleston and Savannah, December 1866 -- In Georgia and Virginia, December 1866 -- To Baltimore and Washington, D.C., December 1866-January 1867 -- In New York City, January 1867 -- In New York City and Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, January-February 1867.
catalogue key
7611384
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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An important look inside a turbulent period in American history.
"An important look inside a turbulent period in American history." -- James A. Ward, Guerry Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
"An important look inside a turbulent period in American history." -James A. Ward, Guerry Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
"An important look inside a turbulent period in American history." James A. Ward, Guerry Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Highly recommended as a valuable primary source for public and college library American History collections.
"Highly recommended as a valuable primary source for public and college library American History collections." -- The Midwest Book Review
"Highly recommended as a valuable primary source for public and college library American History collections." -The Midwest Book Review
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Summaries
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Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country. Crommelin's book provides an illuminating outsider's account of the US at a pivotal point in its history.
Main Description
Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country, visiting New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family connections allowed him to meet important people, and his interests in industry, politics, and public institutions led him to observe what others might not have noticed. His meticulously kept journal reveals an inquisitive traveler with a keen eye for detail and a genial writing style. Available in English for the first time, Crommelin's book provides an illuminating outsider's account of the United States at a pivotal point in its history.
Main Description
Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country, visiting New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family connections allowed him to meet important people, and his interests in industry, politics, and public institutions led him to observe what others might not have noticed. His meticulously kept journal reveals an inquisitive traveller with a keen eye for detail and a genial writing style. Available in English for the first time, Crommelin's book provides an illuminating outsider's account of the United States at a pivotal point in its history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
From Amsterdam through Belgium and Great Britain to New York: April-May 1866p. 18
In New York City and Westward to Chicago: May 1866p. 29
From Chicago through Illinois and Northward to Minnesota: May-June 1866p. 37
In Chicago and by way of Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia: June-July 1866p. 49
New York City, Albany, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania Oil, and Canada: July-August 1866p. 56
In Boston and New England: August-September 1866p. 61
In New York City, New Jersey, and Troy, New York: September-October 1866p. 71
In Boston, Providence, Albany, and back to New York City: October-December 1866p. 76
In the South: Charleston and Savannah: December 1866p. 88
In Georgia and Virginia: December 1866p. 103
To Baltimore and Washington, D.C.: December 1866-January 1867p. 111
In New York City: January 1867p. 120
In New York City and Boston and Salem, Massachusetts: January-February 1867p. 132
Notesp. 139
Indexp. 175
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