Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth-Century Ameri
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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
To the Abbé Raynal, F.R.S.
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