A Fashionable Tour Through the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi: The 1852 Journal of Juliette Starr Dana (Great Lake Books Series)

De (autor) Brian Leigh Dunnigan Editat de David T. Dana
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – June 2004
In 1850s America it was extremely uncommon, if not unheard of, for a woman to travel without an escort for her own pleasure. Railroads did not yet reach the Mississippi, rapids barred ships from Lake Superior, and American Indians still inhabited the frontier. Traveling from New York City to Lake Superior's shores, the Mississippi River, and the newly created Minnesota Territory was most definitely not the ideal vacation - or was it? A Fashionable Tour through the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi is the complete daily journal written by Juliette Star Dana, a 35-year-old wife and mother, during her nine-week "pleasure" tour over three thousand miles of the United States in the summer of 1852. Traveling the frontier roads of rivers and lakes with only a female companion and her teenage son, Juliette sought the scenic water-falls and shorelines along with such man-made sights as copper and lead mines, factories, military posts, and a prison. Juliette chronicles these places and the people therein - American Indians, soldiers, lawyers, and politicians - with engrossing detail and also describes the journey's numerous hardships of accidents, vermin, sickness, and disease. This one-of-a
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ISBN-13: 9780814332054
ISBN-10: 0814332056
Pagini: 122
Dimensiuni: 152 x 230 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.2 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Wayne State University Press
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