Synopses & Reviews
From 1830 to 1880, America transformed itself into a modern nation. This illuminating social and political history is told through the eyes of Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Frances, Trollope, Frank Harris, and other British travelers who commented on the America of that time.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents
Frances Trollope : America's nemesis -- Fanny Kemble : mistress of a Georgian plantation -- Charles Dickens : the great quarrel with America -- Ruxton of the Rockies -- Richard Burton : by stagecoach through the far West -- Bull Run Russell -- Frank Harris : confessions of a cowboy -- Oscar Wilde : Wilde in the American streets.