By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislations Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned fulfillment used to be crucial Park in ny, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and was once known as through Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the USA has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States used to be initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This version used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical caricature by way of his son and an creation via William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reports in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming switch.
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Xxvii xxviii Introduction that Mr. De Bow had found little beyond a rash prediction or two on which to rest his censures, and had thus been thrown back upon general denunciations of the kind just illustrated. It seemed more philanthropical, however, to the downright Northerner to endeavor to open the exuberant Southerner's eyes to the egregiously false assumption he was making with respect to the universal range and the engaging qualities of Southern hospitality. Whether the several pages devoted to this task were convincing to Mr.
Better still, it leaves the impression that he was a thoroughly just man, a true democrat in the best sense of that ambiguous word, a genuine American. His strictures on slavery and on the backward civilization resulting therefrom were due, not to anti-slavery partisanship, as Mr. 1 That he was moderate and scrupulously desirous to be fair in his statements is plain, if only from the infrequency of such manifestations of temper as escaped him in his references to Governor Wise of Virginia. This fact is abundantly clear to any one who has taken the trouble to compare the present book with contemporary fulminations of the anti-slavery press.
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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 1: With Remarks on their Economy by Frederick Law Olmsted