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The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States. Based Upon Three Former Volumes of Journeys and Investigations ...

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"Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in ... Show synopsis

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JamesElroyFlecker

An Overlooked Classic

by JamesElroyFlecker on Aug 11, 2011

Olmsted's perspective on the American South prior to the Civil War is superior insight memorialized in clean, stylish writing. This is must-reading for those interested in the period of the American Civil War. The Introduction of Arthur M. Schlesinger, the editor, is thoughtful and worthwhile. More

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