By Frederick Law Olmsted

ISBN-10: 110800444X

ISBN-13: 9781108004442

Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) used to be a journalist and panorama dressmaker who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned success used to be crucial Park in long island, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and was once referred to as by means of 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 variation used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical comic strip through his son and an advent via William P. Trent. It abounds in attention-grabbing and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reports in a society which used to be at the verge of overwhelming switch.

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Mr. C. always secures a supply of turnips that will allow him to give at least one bushel a day to every cow while in winter quarters. The turnips are sliced, slightly salted, and commonly mixed with fodder and meal. Mr. C. finds that salting the sliced turnip, twelve hours before it is fed, effectually prevents its io The Seaboard Slave States communicating any taste to the milk. This, so far as I know, is an original discovery of his, and is one of great value to dairymen. In certain English dairies the same result is obtained, where the cows are fed on cabbages, by the expensive process of heating the milk to a certain temperature and then adding saltpetre.

A conversation heard by him in Texas, and therefore not reported in the present volume, may be taken to illustrate the kind of statement which he sometimes thought it worth while to report, but which to some readers at least will suggest the good story told possibly with the intention of astonishing and taking in a stranger. The talk had turned on runaway negroes, and a man in the company stated that a Georgia slaveowner used to cure his slaves of the disease of drapetomania, to use Dr. Cartwright's learned term, by pulling out one toe-nail by xxxvi Introduction the roots and threatening to double the punishment every time the victim sought to gain his liberty by flight.

The fire has gone 6 The Seaboard Slave States out, leaving a fine bituminous fragrance in the cell. I will " look round" for the fireman, as I travel the long road to the office, and, if I do not find him, leave an order, in writing, for a fire to be made before two o'clock. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14th. Called on Mr. C , whose fine farm, from its vicinity to Washington, and its excellent management, as well as from the hospitable habits of its owner, has a national reputation. It is some two thousand acres in extent, and situated just without the District, in Maryland.

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