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Sep 21, 2019 - 00:21 AM By James C.Simmons

In the fifty years from 1830 to 1880, out of the rowdy optimism of the Jacksonian era and the tragic ruptures of the Civil War, America transformed itself into a modern nation Within those five decades its frontier, a continent wide and wild, disappeared, but not before it had been experienced by British travelers as varied as Charles Dickens, whose quarrel with America In the fifty years from 1830 to 1880, out of the rowdy optimism of the Jacksonian era and the tragic ruptures of the Civil War, America transformed itself into a modern nation Within those five decades its frontier, a continent wide and wild, disappeared, but not before it had been experienced by British travelers as varied as Charles Dickens, whose quarrel with America assumed epic proportions, and Oscar Wilde, who fell wittily in love with the young country s vitality and diversity.This illuminating social and political, history also includes accounts of the visits made by Frances Trollope, whose acid tome on barbarous Cincinnati made her a London literary sensation in 1832, and the celebrated English actress Fanny Kemble, whose two years on a Georgia plantation made her a confirmed abolitionist Equally revelatory are the 1846 visit to the Colorado Territory, then a pristine wilderness, by George Ruxton and, only fourteen years later, Richard Burton s stagecoach ride across the Great Plains, where the buffalo had by then virtually disappeared.In bold narrative style, the book also follows William Howard Russell, the London Times correspondent who covered the outbreak of the Civil War, and chronicles the colorful adventures of Frank Harris as a real life Texas cowboy Like all, his amazing tale brings new light to the dawn of modern America.
  • Title: Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris, and Other British Tra
  • Author: James C.Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780786707348
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover

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Debra Sep 21, 2019 - 00:21 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it gave an interesting perspective on life in America--albeit in the 19th Century--and gave insight into why our society, at least in part, works as it does today. I especially enjoyed the chapter on Oscar Wilde's travels in America. This is a "must read" for anyone who wants to better understand America and Americans, and who wouldn't mind a laugh or two along the way.
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Maura Sep 21, 2019 - 00:21 AM
Read this for my British and American Relation class. Seeing a growing America from the perspective of these relatively famous British people is pretty interesting. I especially liked Dickens and Trollope, mostly because they had a negative experience here and it was fun to analyze their ideas based on that. Others were pretty boring though.
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Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris, and Other British Tra By James C.Simmons In the fifty years from 1830 to 1880, out of the rowdy optimism of the Jacksonian era and the tragic ruptures of the Civil War, America transformed itself into a modern nation Within those five decades its frontier, a continent wide and wild, disappeared, but not before it had been experienced by British travelers as varied as Charles Dickens, whose quarrel with America In the fifty years from 1830 to 1880, out of the rowdy optimism of the Jacksonian era and the tragic ruptures of the Civil War, America transformed itself into a modern nation Within those five decades its frontier, a continent wide and wild, disappeared, but not before it had been experienced by British travelers as varied as Charles Dickens, whose quarrel with America assumed epic proportions, and Oscar Wilde, who fell wittily in love with the young country s vitality and diversity.This illuminating social and political, history also includes accounts of the visits made by Frances Trollope, whose acid tome on barbarous Cincinnati made her a London literary sensation in 1832, and the celebrated English actress Fanny Kemble, whose two years on a Georgia plantation made her a confirmed abolitionist Equally revelatory are the 1846 visit to the Colorado Territory, then a pristine wilderness, by George Ruxton and, only fourteen years later, Richard Burton s stagecoach ride across the Great Plains, where the buffalo had by then virtually disappeared.In bold narrative style, the book also follows William Howard Russell, the London Times correspondent who covered the outbreak of the Civil War, and chronicles the colorful adventures of Frank Harris as a real life Texas cowboy Like all, his amazing tale brings new light to the dawn of modern America.

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