Passionate Pilgrims: The American Traveler in Great Britain, 1800-1914

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, Jan 1, 1981 - History - 551 pages
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The author has analyzed, sorted, and organized material from almost 500 accounts of travels in Great Britain into a veritable cavalcade of social history. This is a book filled with life and vitality, written with a light touch and always with an eye to social comedy. It presents a true and realistic picture of these people and their periods.
  

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Contents

Early Pilgrims to Britain
27
Voyage
32
Travelers with a Purpose
43
Cultural Shrines
61
London
89
Great Events
132
18451865
143
Voyage
145
A New Type of Traveler
283
Voyage
295
The Birth of Tourism
314
Cultural Shrines
331
Celebrity Hunting
350
Relic Gathering
362
New Modes of Travel
374
London
388

London
173
Battle of the Books
196
American Slavery
208
British Social Ills
227
Great Exhibition of 1851
250
Civil War Period
270
18651914
281
The British Sabbath
427
Conclusion
439
Notes
463
Bibliography
521
Index
539
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