Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900 (BOK)

Kenneth D. Rose

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The late nineteenth century was a golden age for European travel in the United States. For prosperous Europeans, a journey to America was a fresh alternative to the more familiar 'Grand Tour' of their own continent, promising encounters with a vast, wild landscape, and with people whose culture was similar enough to their own to be intelligible, yet different enough to be interesting. Their observations of America and its inhabitants provide a striking lens on this era of American history, and a fascinating glimpse into how the people of the past perceived one another. In Unspeakable Awfulness, Kenneth D. Rose gathers together a broad selection of the observations made by European travellers to the United States. European visitors remarked upon what they saw as a distinctly American approach to everything from class, politics, and race to language, food, and advertising. Their assessments of the 'American character' continue to echo today, and create a full portrait of late-nineteenth century America as seen through the eyes of its visitors. Including vivid travellers' tales and plentiful illustrations, Unspeakable Awfulness is a rich resource that will be useful to students and appeal to anyone interested in travel history and narratives.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Kenneth D. Rose
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415817646
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 600 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular culture, British & Irish history, European history, History of the Americas, Social & cultural history