Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

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In a nation struggling to establish its own identity, all kinds of Americans, for all kinds of reasons, were enchanted with Europe. A European trip, whether extravagant or modest, could serve social advancement, aesthetic enrichment, or personal curiosity. Travel allowed men and women, the descendants of European settlers or African slaves, to shed their familiar surroundings and comfortable personas, adopt new roles, and measure themselves against the European experience. These travelers were often also writers. Throughout ...

Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture 2017, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691600208

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Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture 2017, Princeton University Press

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Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture 1994, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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