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The Cotton Kingdom A Traveller's Observations On Cotton And Slavery In The American Slave States, 1853-1861

by Frederick Law Olmsted

The Cotton Kingdom A Traveller's Observations On Cotton And Slavery In The American Slave States, 1853-1861 Synopsis

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in Washington. But before he embarked upon his career as the nation's foremost landscape architect, he was a correspondent for the New York Times , and it was under its auspices that he journeyed through the slave states in the 1850s. His day-by-day observations,including intimate accounts of the daily lives of masters and slaves, the operation of the plantation system, and the pernicious effects of slavery on all classes of society, black and white,were largely collected in The Cotton Kingdom . Published in 1861, just as the Southern states were storming out of the Union, it has been hailed ever since as singularly fair and authentic, an unparalleled account of America's peculiar institution.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306807237
Publication date: 1st August 1996
Author: Frederick Law Olmsted
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 716 pages
Categories: Slavery & abolition of slavery, Classic travel writing,

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