ONe of the best accounts of early travel I've read for quite a while! This beautifully written book sums up Olmsted's very perceptive view of the flaws of slavery . Slavery, he was convinced, was ... Read More
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 by the Same Author
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 ... Read More
A Journey Through Texas: Or, a Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier
The author was writing a series of newspaper articles in the 1850's for 'The New York Times' concerning a first-hand account of slavery in the Southern States (later to become a famous book entitled ... Read More
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