The Cotton Kingdom
A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States, 1853-1861
By (author) Frederick Law Olmsted
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Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted
Book DescriptionFrederick Law Olmsted (1822--1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in Washington. But before he embarked upon his career as the nation's foremost landscape architect, he was a correspondent for theNew York Times, and it was under its auspices that he journeyed through the slave states in the 1850s. His day-by-day observations--including intimate accounts of the daily lives of masters and slaves, the operation of the plantation system, and the pernicious effects of slavery on all classes of society, black and white--were largely collected in The Cotton Kingdom. Published in 1861, just as the Southern states were storming out of the Union, it has been hailed ever since as singularly fair and authentic, an unparalleled account of America's "peculiar institution."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807237
(229mm x 152mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frederick Law Olmsted
Olmsted's Texas Journey, Paperback (April 2015)
Originally published: New York: Dix, Edwards, 1857.
Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Hardback (March 2015)
Sanitary Commission, the quality of landscape design in England and France, the biographical circumstances that proved most important to his development as an artist, and his hopes and fears for the future of his profession.
Journey Through Texas, Paperback (December 2004)
Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. In 1856-57 he took a saddle trip through Texas to see the country and report on its lands and peoples. This book tells his story.
Civilizing American Cities, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Frederick Law Olmsted
"Frederick Law Olmsted (1822--1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Bu"
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