By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislations Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama fashion designer who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most famed success used to be crucial Park in manhattan, of which he grew to become the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and was once known as via Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the United States has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States was once initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This version used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical comic strip by means of his son and an advent by means of William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reports in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming switch.
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This book, entitled yourneys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom, was based upon three former books of its author, The Seaboard Slave States, here re-issued, A Journey through Texas, the volume reviewed by Mr. De Bow, and A Journey in the Back Country (i860), in the second of which, as we have been informed in the Biographical Sketch, Dr. John H. Olmsted had an editorial share. Upon this condensation, and upon the Introduction xxix first volume of the series, Mr. Morley, in a footnote to vol.
Believes that, for butter, the little Alderneys, from the peculiar richness of their milk, would be the most valuable. He is, probably, mistaken, though I remember that in Ireland the little black Kerry cow was found fully equal to the Ayrshire for butter, though giving much less milk. There are extensive bottom lands on the farm, subject to be flooded in freshets, on which the cows are mainly pastured in summer. Indian corn is largely sown for fodder, and, during the driest season, the 8 The Seaboard Slave States cows are regularly soiled with it.
The vast good wrought to the South by the abolition of slavery, even at the cost of the war, of Reconstruction, and of the present agitation of the race question, can be brought home in no better way than by a journey through the New South after a careful study of this book dealing with the Old. Such a study is made all the easier and more attractive by the fact that Mr. Olmsted was not only an exceptionally intelligent observer, but a good and ready writer. That he did not succeed in removing from his book all traces of its newspaper origin, any more than he could always preserve a perfect poise of temper, cannot, it is true, be denied; but that he wrote clearly and forcibly and interestingly needs scarcely to be affirmed after the testimony of Lowell and Mr.
A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 1: With Remarks on their Economy by Frederick Law Olmsted