By Ebenezer Davies
First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary layout, of yankee existence, nature, tradition, and its slave alternate through the 19th century, as saw through a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels in the course of the usa. Davies have been the minister of project Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this choice of letters, he deals necessary modern views at the humans and the manners of the United States as they looked as if it would him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some comparable letters that have been released within the Patriot journal lead the way for the training of this booklet. The book's 37 chapters list the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of latest Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, long island, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's reviews of nineteenth-century the United States.
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