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Letters from an American Farmer and Other Essays

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ISBN 9780674051812

Publication Date: 01/14/2013

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416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction: Moving Beyond “The Farmer of Feelings”
  • A Note on Crèvecoeur’s Text and on Emendations
  • Letter I: Introductory Letter
  • Letter II: Thoughts, Feelings and Pleasures of an American Farmer
  • Letter III: What Is an American?
  • Letter IV: Description of the Island of Nantucket, with the Manners, Customs, Policy and Trade of the Inhabitants
  • Letter V: Customary Education and Employment of the Inhabitants of Nantucket
  • Letter VI: Description of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard and of the Whale-Fishery
  • Letter VII: Manners and Customs at Nantucket
  • Letter VIII: Peculiar Customs at Nantucket
  • Letter IX: Description of Charles-Town; Thoughts on Slavery; on Physical Evil; a Melancholy Scene
  • Letter X: On Snakes; and on the Humming-Bird
  • Letter XI: From Mr. Iw-n Al-z, a Russian Gentleman; Describing the Visit He Paid at My Request to Mr. John Bertram, the Celebrated Pennsylvanian Botanist
  • Letter XII: Distresses of a Frontier Man
  • A Happy Family Disunited by the Spirit of Civil War
  • Rock of Lisbon
  • Sketches of Jamaica and Bermudas and Other Subjects
  • The Commissioners
  • Ingratitude Rewarded
  • Susquehannah
  • The Grotto
  • Hospitals
  • A Sketch of the Contrast between the Spanish and the English Colonies
  • A Snow-Storm as It Affects the American Farmer
  • The Frontier Woman
  • History of Mrs. B.
  • The Man of Sorrow
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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