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The Resource Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide, Tony Horwitz

Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide, Tony Horwitz

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Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide
Title
Spying on the South
Title remainder
an odyssey across the American divide
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport--rail, riverboats, in the saddle--through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom"--
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NcU/DLC
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1958-2019
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Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
917.504
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F213
LC item number
.H768 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Horwitz, Tony
  • Horwitz, Tony
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Southern States
  • Travel
  • Southern States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide, Tony Horwitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
American nomad -- Yeoman Olmsted: "An enthusiast by nature" -- Over the Alleghenies: gateway to the Rust Belt -- Ohio River: mutants making tow -- Kentucky: "A balance sheet of good against evil" -- To Tennessee and back: a thorough aristocrat -- Mississippi River: Steamboat blues -- Lower Mississippi: the absolute South -- New Orleans: the gumbo city -- Into the bayou: "Dat's how we roll" -- Central Louisiana: the unreconstructed South -- The Red River; heard of mudness -- Across the Sabine: "Gwine to Texas" -- Gulf Coast: oil and water -- Crockett, Texas: "The drift of things" in ruby-red America -- Austin and beyond: the Loon Star Republic -- San Antonio: high holy days at the Alamo -- German Texas: Olmsted in Arcadia -- The Hill Country: true to the Union -- Upper Guadalupe: and Absalom rode upon a mule -- To the Rio Grande: border disorder -- La Frontera: days of the dead -- Central Park ramble
Control code
on1079399605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
476 pages
Isbn
9781101980286
Lccn
2018056912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1079399605
Label
Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide, Tony Horwitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
American nomad -- Yeoman Olmsted: "An enthusiast by nature" -- Over the Alleghenies: gateway to the Rust Belt -- Ohio River: mutants making tow -- Kentucky: "A balance sheet of good against evil" -- To Tennessee and back: a thorough aristocrat -- Mississippi River: Steamboat blues -- Lower Mississippi: the absolute South -- New Orleans: the gumbo city -- Into the bayou: "Dat's how we roll" -- Central Louisiana: the unreconstructed South -- The Red River; heard of mudness -- Across the Sabine: "Gwine to Texas" -- Gulf Coast: oil and water -- Crockett, Texas: "The drift of things" in ruby-red America -- Austin and beyond: the Loon Star Republic -- San Antonio: high holy days at the Alamo -- German Texas: Olmsted in Arcadia -- The Hill Country: true to the Union -- Upper Guadalupe: and Absalom rode upon a mule -- To the Rio Grande: border disorder -- La Frontera: days of the dead -- Central Park ramble
Control code
on1079399605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
476 pages
Isbn
9781101980286
Lccn
2018056912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1079399605

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