Library of Southern Literature: Travel Writing
Some travel books, of course, inform the historical sense while at the same time appealing to an aesthetic bent, but such books are exceptional. A literary critic can term Henry James's The American Scene (1904) "one of the great American documents," but a historian is apt to complain that James, in writing of Charleston, gives "the impression
Actived: 5 days ago
Summary of Travels Through North & South Carolina, …
(8 days ago) Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. Embellished with Copper-Plates.
GTTS- Evolution of Transportation
(1 days ago) The lesson is organized into three types of activities that will compare and contrast multiple historical resources related to the evolution of travel from horse-drawn carriage personal transportation to automobiles across time: Exploring images, either photographs or postcards (2 15-minute Activities)
DocSouth: Subjects relate to NC counties
(3 days ago) Asheville (N.C.) -- Description and travel. (2 printed documents) Asheville Normal School. (1 image) Asheville, NC (2 essays, 3 manuscripts) Banking--North Carolina--Asheville. (1 image) Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.) (4 images) Buncombe County (N.C.) (1 printed document) Buncombe County (N.C.) -- Social life and customs. (1 oral history
DocSouth: image subject list for First-Person Narratives
(7 days ago) Click on any subject to see a list of images related to that subject. The number in parentheses following each subject indicates the number of related images. Abandoned buildings--France--Paris--1880-1890. (1) Abandoned buildings--North Carolina--Halifax. (1) Abolitionists.
Documenting the American South: First-Person Narratives …
(9 days ago) Documenting the American South: First-Person Narratives of the American South. Andrews, Eliza Frances, b. 1840. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908. 387 p. LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901. edited by William Dallam Armes.
DocSouth: image subject list for North American Slave
(7 days ago) Click on any subject to see a list of images related to that subject. The number in parentheses following each subject indicates the number of related images. Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. (1) Abele, Robert Jones. (1) Abolition movement--England--London. (1) Abolition movement.
Documenting the American South: Geographic Index
(3 days ago) Documenting the American South includes materials that relate to all states that, at some point, have been considered within the geographic boundaries of the South. In addition, DocSouth includes travel accounts, slave narratives, and memoirs written by or about people who came from the South and adventured beyond its geographic borders.
Documenting the American South: Colonial and State Records
(9 days ago) The report of our travel had reached thither, and drawn some that lived beyond Sommertown to that house, in expectation to have seen and heard us; but they missed us. “Next day, the twenty-first of the ninth month, having travelled hard through the woods and over many bogs and swamps, we reached Bonner's Creek; there we lay that night by the
William Bartram, 1739-1823. Travels Through North & South
(2 days ago) Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. Embellished with Copper-Plates.
Southern Railway (U.S.). Passenger Traffic Dept.. Autumn
(2 days ago) Excellent accommodations for autumn and winter travelers and tourists are furnished at the Fair View, a mile from the Southern Railway station, conducted by Mrs. H. P. Locke. The house is comfortable, convenient and homelike; heated by a furnace, lighted by gas, and supplied with telephone and other modern facilities.
Henry E. Colton. Mountain Scenery. The Scenery of the
(6 days ago) After a few hours' travel, we discovered ourselves rolling alongside of that nymph of beauty, the Swannanoa. Its waters are unusually clear and pure, and its grassy banks look as if they had been washed; and the walnuts, sycamores, water-birch, hollies, and sugar-maples, which hang over it, throw down a deep shade upon its green-colored waters.
Summary of A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact
(1 days ago) A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country: Together with the Present State Thereof. And a Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd Thro' Several Nations of Indians. Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c.
Summary of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of
(4 days ago) Equiano continued to travel, making several voyages aboard trading vessels to Turkey, Portugal, Italy, Jamaica, Grenada, and North America. In 1773 he accompanied Irving on a polar expedition in search of a northeast passage from Europe to Asia. Equiano published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or
John Lawson, 1674-1711
(7 days ago) John Lawson (27 Dec. 1674-16 Sept. 1711), explorer, surveyor, and author of A New Voyage to Carolina (London, 1709), was apparently the only son of Dr. John Lawson (1632-ca. 1690) and his wife [Isabella] Love (ca. 1643-ca. 1680). The father was a member of St. Bennet's Church, Gracechurch Street, London, and his mother of St. Andrew's Church, Holborn.
Documenting the American South: Subject Index
(9 days ago) (9 oral history interviews) Flora Macdonald College (Red Springs, N.C.) (1 image) Florida (Cruiser) (1 printed document) Florida -- Description and travel. (1 printed document, 1 article) Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. (1 printed document) Florida -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. (3 printed documents) Florida. (1 image
Summary of A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With
(8 days ago) Summary of A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy. Frederick Law Olmsted (26 April 1822-23 August 1903), renowned landscape architect and antebellum travel writer, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to a comfortable middle class family. As a boy, Olmsted was educated by ministers and at private academies before a
Documenting the American South: Oral Histories of the
(3 days ago) The second incident, for example, in 1940, having to do with interstate travel and public accommodation, the Petersburg, Virginia bus incident. I believe this was a Greyhound bus that you were riding on? PAULI MURRAY: Right. GENNA RAE MCNEIL: And you were arrested and convicted for resisting segregation on this bus, despite the fact that it was
Booker T. Washington. My Larger Education; Being Chapters
(9 days ago) the advantage of study in higher institutions of learning, as well as the advantages of much reading and travel, I soon became conscious of my own disadvantages. I found that the people I met were able to speak fluently and with perfect familiarity about a great many things with which I was acquainted in only the vaguest sort of way.
James Watkins, b. 1821. Struggles for Freedom; or The Life
(9 days ago) Struggles for Freedom; or The Life of James Watkins, Formerly a Slave in Maryland, U. S.; in Which is Detailed a Graphic Account of His Extraordinary Escape from Slavery, Notices of the Fugitive Slave Law, the Sentiments of American Divines on the Subject of Slavery, etc., etc. By James Watkins, b. 1823
Janet Schaw, ca. 1731-ca. 1801. Journal of a Lady of
(4 days ago) North Carolina -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. Schaw, Janet, ca. 1731-ca. 1801 -- Journeys. West Indies -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. West Indies -- Social life and customs -- 18th century. North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 18th century. Lisbon (Portugal) -- Description and travel -- Early works
Summary of Narrative and Writings of Andrew Jackson, of
(Just Now) After many weeks of travel and near escapes, Jackson reached Illinois, where a man led him to a "safe" location only to be taken into prison. Jackson escaped from his prison escort briefly, but was caught again and taken to prison "to be kept for six weeks, and sold according to law to pay [his] jail fees" (p. 19). After being sold to a man who
Summary of Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave
(Just Now) Summary of Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. Written by Himself. William Grimes (1784-1865) was the son of Benjamin Grymes, the wealthy owner of a plantation in King George County, Virginia, and an enslaved servant of Grymes's neighbor, a Dr. Steward. William Grimes served at least ten different masters in Virginia, Maryland, and
Summary of Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography
(8 days ago) He asks permission to travel to Maryland to visit Isaac Riley. On the way he preaches in Ohio and gathers donations, and when he reaches Maryland, negotiates to purchase his freedom. Isaac Riley agrees, accepts a large down payment, and sends Henson back to Kentucky. However, he tells his brother that the remainder of the payment is $650 rather
Andrew Jackson, b. 1814. Narrative and Writings of Andrew
(1 days ago) But it was necessary for me to travel a part of the time in them, both on account of the fatigue it gave me to run in the woods and fields, and the difficulty of keeping my course northward, as I knew I must do, to get out of the region of slavery.
Summary of History of the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad
(7 days ago) Since the 1830s, railroads have contributed to North Carolina's economy and facilitated passenger travel for business, government, and pleasure. Before the Civil War, North Carolina lagged behind neighboring Virginia and South Carolina in the development of railroads, and some jeeringly called it the "Rip Van Winkle state"—suggesting that
Documenting the American South: Subject Index
(9 days ago) (1 printed document, 1 article) West (U.S.) -- Description and travel. (1 printed document, 1 article) West Ealing Baptist Church (London, England). (1 image) West Indies -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. (1 printed document) West Indies -- Social life and customs -- 18th century. (1 printed document) West Virgina Baptist State
John Lawson, 1674-1711. A New Voyage to Carolina
(5 days ago) A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country: Together with the Present State Thereof. And a Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd Thro' Several Nations of Indians. Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c. …
Summary of The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave
(Just Now) Encouraged by a white Methodist minister, Henson obtains permission to travel to Maryland and visit his old master, raising money by preaching on the way. Though Isaac Riley welcomes Henson's visit and negotiates a price for manumission, he is surprised by Henson's accumulated earnings. He agrees to a price of four-hundred and fifty dollars
George William Bagby 1828-1883."Canal Reminiscences "
(5 days ago) I brought to the table, - an excellent one it was, - a school boy's appetite, sharpened by travel, and thought it was "just splendid." Supper over, the men went on deck to smoke while the ladies busied themselves with draughts or backgammon, with conversation or with books.
Summary of Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, or The Story of My
(Just Now) The names of Johnson's parents are unknown; his father was a free octoroon—a person with one great grandparent of African descent—and his mother was a slave. Johnson spent the first twenty-eight years of his life—until the end of the American Civil War—in slavery to a family named Brent. With his newfound freedom, Johnson became a
Boyrereau Brinch, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Prentiss
(7 days ago) The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace. Containing an Account of the Kingdom of Bow-Woo, in the Interior of Africa; with the Climate and Natural Productions, Laws, and Customs Peculiar to That Place. With an Account of His Captivity, Sufferings, Sales, Travels, Emancipation, Conversion to the Christian Religion, Knowledge of the Scriptures, &c
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903. A Journey in the
(8 days ago) Page ix. PREFACE. THE chief design of the author in writing this book has been, to describe what was most interesting, amusing, and instructive to himself, during the first three of fourteen months' traveling in our Slave States; using the later experience to correct the erroneous impressions of the earlier.
Summary of Some Memoirs of the Life of Job, the Son of
(8 days ago) Later, Bluett became an attorney and judge in Annapolis, Maryland. After sending an account of Diallo in a letter sent to the Duke of Montague, Bluett published Diallo's narrative as a pamphlet in 1734, which was later reprinted in the popular compilation of travel literature A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (1745). Bluett's
William Wells Brown, 1814
(3 days ago) They continued to travel by night, and to bury themselves in the silent solitudes of the forest by day. Hunger and fatigue could not stop them, for the prospect of freedom at the end of the journey nerved them up. The very thought of leaving slavery, with its democratic whips, republican chains, and bloodhounds, caused the hearts of the weary
Elisha Mitchell, 19 Aug. 1793-27 June 1857
(9 days ago) Elisha Mitchell (19 Aug. 1793-27 June 1857), educator, geologist, Presbyterian minister, and explorer, was born in Washington, Conn., the oldest son of Abner, a farmer, and Phoebe Eliot Mitchell.Abner was a descendant of Matthew Mitchell, who had emigrated from Yorkshire to Massachusetts in 1635 and then moved to Connecticut in 1637.
Documenting the American South: Subject Index
(9 days ago) Documenting the American South: Subject Index. Babylon (Ancient city). (1 image) Baccalaureate addresses -- University of North Carolina (1793-1962) (2 printed documents) Bachman, John, 1790-1874. (1 image) Back to Africa movement. (2 printed documents, 2 articles) Badin (N.C.) (1 image)
Summary of Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's
(Just Now) Summary of Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. Josiah Henson was born into slavery on June 15, 1789, in Charles County, Maryland, on a farm belonging to Francis Newman. Henson's parents' names are unknown. Separated from his father and siblings in early childhood, Henson was raised by his mother on the farm of