Tour in America in 1798, 1799, and 1800: Exhibiting Sketches of Society and Manners, and a Particular Account of the America System of Agriculture, with Its Recent Improvements

Tour in America in 1798, 1799, and 1800: Exhibiting Sketches of Society and Manners, and a Particular Account of the America System of Agriculture, with Its Recent Improvements

by Richard Parkinson, George Washington
     
 

Profoundly disappointed with his experience farming in America, Richard Parkinson's Tour in America 1798, 1799, 1800, originally published in London in 1805, was expressly published to prevent emigration to America, seeking to save those who seek to make their fortunes in America from their "delusions." Parkinson decried both the poverty of the

Overview

Profoundly disappointed with his experience farming in America, Richard Parkinson's Tour in America 1798, 1799, 1800, originally published in London in 1805, was expressly published to prevent emigration to America, seeking to save those who seek to make their fortunes in America from their "delusions." Parkinson decried both the poverty of the "climate and soil" and the shocking ideas of "liberty and equality" he found in America and his work showcased the cultural and material divide between England and her former colony.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429000277
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Travel in America Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732. As a young man, he learned the morals, manners, and knowledge necessary to become a Virginia gentleman. He was particularly interested in the military arts and western expansion. At the age of 16, he helped survey Shenandoah lands. At the age of 22, he was commissioned a lieutenant colonel and fought in the first battles of what became the French and Indian War. Unanimously elected as the first President of the United States, Washington served two terms before retiring to Mount Vernon. He passed away on December 14, 1799.

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