A Year's Residence in the United States of America: Treating of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Soil... of the Expenses of Housekeeping... of the Manners and Customs of the People; and, of the Institutions of the Country...

A Year's Residence in the United States of America: Treating of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Soil... of the Expenses of Housekeeping... of the Manners and Customs of the People; and, of the Institutions of the Country...

by William Cobbett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108032704
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History Series
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: General preface; 1. Description of the situation and extent of Long Island, and also of the face of the country, and an account of the climate, seasons, and soil; 2. Ruta Baga. Culture, mode of preserving, and uses of the Ruta Baga, sometimes called the Russian, and sometimes the Swedish, turnip; Part II: Dedication; Preface; 3. Experiments as to cabbages; 4. Earth-burning; 5. Transplanting Indian corn; 6. Swedish turnips; 7. Potatoes; 8. Cows, sheep, hogs, and poultry; 9. Prices of land, labour, working cattle, husbandry implements; 10. Expenses of housekeeping; 11. Manners, customs, and character of the people; 12. Rural sports; 13. Paupers and beggars; 14. Government, laws, and religion; Part III: Dedication; Preface; Mr. Hulme's introduction to his journal; Mr. Hulme's journal, made during a tour in the western countries of America, in which tour he visited Mr. Birkbeck's settlement; Mr. Cobbett's letters to Mr. Birkbeck, remonstrating with that gentleman on the numerous delusions, contained in his two publications, entitled 'Notes on a Journey in America' and 'Letters from Illinois'; Postscript, being the details of an experiment made in the cultivation of the Ruta Baga; Second postscript, a refutation of Fearon's falsehoods.

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