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The Americans as they are : described in a tour through the valley of the Mississippi / by the author of "Austria as it is."

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Cage] ISLM 917.3 P8573 (Text) 915636-1001 Cage General Books Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 917.72 L746i (Text) 343020-1001 Indiana book Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLR 917.72 L746i (Text) 343020-2001 Indiana Reference book Available -

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  • Physical Description: vi, 218 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Hurst, Chance and Co., 1828.

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General Note:
English version, abridged, of the author's "Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika", Stuttgart, 1827, published under the pseudonym C. Sidons.
Formatted Contents Note:
Cincinnati, parting glances at Ohio, its government and inhabitants -- Tour through the state of Kentucky, Bigbonelick, Mammoths, two Kentuckian characters, Kentuckian scenes -- Vevay, Geographical sketch of the state of Indiana, Madison, Charleston, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany, the falls of Ohio -- Louisville, Canal of Louisville, its commerce, Surrounding country, Sketch of the state of Kentucky and of its inhabitants -- Keelboat journey, Description of the preparations, Fall of the country, Troy, Lady Washington, River sport, Owensborough, Henderson -- Mr. Owens of Lanark, formerly Rapp's settlement, Remarks on it, Keel-boat scenes, Cave in Rock, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, Fort Massai -- The Mississippi, General features of the state of Illinois and of its inhabitants -- Excursion to St. Louis, Fall of the country, Sketch of the state of Missouri, Return to Trinity -- State of Tennessee, Steam boats on the Mississippi, Flat boats -- Scenery along the Mississippi, Hopefield, St. Helena, Arkansas Territory, Spanish moss, Vixburgh -- City of Natchez, Excursion to Palmira, Plantations, Cotton planter of the state of Mississippi, Remarks, Return to Natchez -- Arrival at New Orleans, Cursory reflections -- Topographical sketch of the City of New Orleans -- Situation of New Orleans considered in a commercial point of view -- Characteristic features of the inhabitants of New Orleans and of Louisiana, Creoles, Anglo-Americans -- Frenchmen, Free people of colour, Slaves, Public spirit, Education, State of religious worship, Public entertainments, Theatres, Balls, etc. -- Climate of Louisiana, Yellow fever -- Hints for immigrants to Louisiana, Planters, Farmers, Merchants, Mechanics -- Geographical features of the state of Louisiana, Conclusion.
Subject: Mississippi River Valley > Description and travel.
Ohio River Valley > Description and travel.
United States > Social life and customs.

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