Discovering American History in England: An Illustrated Traveler's Guide

Discovering American History in England: An Illustrated Traveler's Guide

by Catherine Leitch


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Discovering American History in England: An Illustrated Traveler's Guide by Catherine Leitch

Many of America’s most notable citizens have spent substantial amounts of time in England, and yet the traces of their lives are widely overlooked by travellers. Author and historian Catherine Leitch, an American who has lived in England for 12 years, has compiled anecdotes, maps and descriptions of the often-surprising connections between English and American culture.

This brand new book opens with an historical overview of England and America, before presenting chapters which cover Colonial Settlers in the New World, the birth of American Independence, military connections, politicians, American ladies in England, artists, musicians, poets and writers. Each section contains illustrated entries for key people, together with a list of places connected to the person that can be visited. These places are listed in the Gazetteer of London and England which follows. Special “side-bars” also feature information on major buildings and cities with notable connections to America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904832386
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Publication date: 11/23/2007
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

A Short History of British-American Connections     5
Exploring the New World     10
English Colonial Settlers in America     31
Virginia     12
Massachusetts     49
New Hampshire     69
Connecticut     70
Rhode Island     73
New York     74
Maryland     75
Delaware     76
Pennsylvania     76
Carolina     80
New Jersey     83
Georgia     85
American Independence     89
Military Connections     119
The War of 1812     119
The American Civil War     122
World War I     124
World War II     124
Political Connections and Royal Honors     141
American Presidents in England     141
A Vice-President and Three American Women     150
Locations with Official Government Connections     152
British Honors for US Citizens     155
Political Reforms     156
American Heiresses     165
Founders and Philanthropists     174
Academic Connections     186
Inns of Court     186
American Colleges and Universities with Connections to England     187
English Schools     188
University of Oxford     193
University of Cambridge     195
Science and Industry     198
Scientists and Inventors     198
Architects     206
Astronauts     208
Creative Artists     209
Painters     209
A Sculptor     213
Writers, Poets, and Journalists     214
Performing Artists     225
Actors, Directors, and Producers     225
Performers     234
Musicians     235
A Notorious Criminal     239
Sports     239
Gazetteer: Where to Find Historical Connections
London     242
Map of Central London     242
Towns and Villages with American Connections     261
Map of England     262
Index of People     290
Acknowledgments     296
Photo Credits     296

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