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Tue Apr 04 17:08:46 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s The Land of Contrasts, by James Fullarton Muirhead This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Land of Contrasts A Briton’s View of His American Kin Author: James Fullarton Muirhead Release Date: January 31, 2006 [EBook #17648] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE LAND OF CONTRASTS *** Produced by Bethanne M.
Simms, Karen Dalrymple, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net The Land of Contrasts _A Briton’s View of his American Kin_ By James Fullarton Muirhead Author of _Baedeker’s Handbooks to Great Britain and the United States_ Lamson, Wolffe and Company Boston, New York and London _MDCCCXCVIII._ Copyright, 1898 By Lamson, Wolffe and Company _All rights reserved_ Press of Rockwell and Churchill BOSTON, U.S.A. _To The Land That has given me What makes Life most worth living_ Tue Apr 04 17:08:46 2017 2 Contents Chapter Page I.
Introductory 1 II.
The Land of Contrasts 7 III.
Lights and Shadows of American Society 24 IV.
An Appreciation of the American Woman 45 V.
The American Child 63 VI.
International Misapprehensions and National Differences 74 VII.
Sports and Amusements 106 VIII.
The Humour of the -Man on the Cars- 128 IX.
American Journalism--A Mixed Blessing 143 X.
Some Literary Straws 162 XI.
Certain Features of Certain Cities 190 XII.
Baedekeriana 219 XIII.
The American Note 273 Author’s Note My first visit to the United States of America--a short one--was paid in 1888.
The observations on which this book is mainly based were, however, made in 1890-93, when I spent nearly three years in the country, engaged in the preparation of -Baedeker’s Handbook to the Unit...





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