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Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth-Century Ameri

J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur - Author

Albert E. Stone - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780140390063 | 512 pages | 17 Dec 1981 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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America’s physical and cultural landscape is captured in these two classics of American history. Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid prose the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.

Introduction by Albert E. Stone

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text


LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER

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To the Abbé Raynal, F.R.S.

I. Introduction

II. On the Situation, Feelings, and Pleasures of an American Farmer

III. What Is an American?

IV. Description of the Island of Nantucket, with the Manners, Customs, Policy, and Trade of the Inhabitants

V. Customary Education and Employment of the Inhabitants of Nantucket

VI. Description of the Island of Martha's Vineyard and of the Whale Fishery

VII. Manners and Customs at Nantucket

VIII. Peculiar Customs at Nantucket

IX. Description of Charles Town; Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene

X. On Snakes; And on the Humming-bird

XI. From Mr. Iw-n Al-z, a Russian Gentleman, Describing the Visit He Paid at My Request to Mr. John Bertram, the Celebrated Pennsylvanian Botanist

XII. Distresses of a Frontier Man


SKETCHES OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

I. A Snow-storm as It Affects the American Farmer

II. Ant-hill Town

III. Reflections on the Manners of the Americans

IV. Thoughts of an American Farmer on Various Rural Subjects

V. Liberty of Worship

VI. The English and the French Before the Revolution

VII. The Man of Sorrows

VIII. On the Susquehanna; The Wyoming Massacre

IX. History of Mrs. B.

X. The Frontier Woman

XI. The American Belisarius

XII. Landscapes


Index