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America Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive

by James Silk Buckingham

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - North American History Series

America Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive Synopsis

James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) was a writer who travelled extensively throughout the world and published accounts of his adventures in places such as India, Persia, Egypt, and Palestine. In addition, he was a supporter of political reform and served as the first MP for Sheffield, from 1832 to 1837. On retiring from Parliament, he left for North America, where he spent nearly four years, saying, 'I had a strong desire to add to the knowledge ... acquired of the Old World, by examining for myself the most favoured portion of the New'. He recounts part of his time in America - during which he visited every state in the Union except Florida and Arkansas, as well as some of the provinces of Canada - in this three-volume work, published in 1841. Volume 1 focuses on his time in New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108032513
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: James Silk Buckingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 530 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

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