MY readers have opportunities of judging for
themselves whether the influences and tendencies which I distrusted in America had any
existence but in my imagination. They can examine for themselves whether there has been
anything in the public career of that country since, at home or abroad, which suggests that those
influences and tendencies really did exist. As they find the fact, they will judge me. If they
discern any evidences of wrong-going, in any direction that I have indicated, they will
acknowledge that I had reason in what I wrote. If they discern no such thing, they will consider
me altogether mistaken -- but not wilfully.
Prejudiced I am not, and never have been,
otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America, I feel a grateful
interest in the country, I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest
importance to the whole human race. To represent me as viewing AMERICA with ill-nature,
coldness, or animosity, is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one.
- I. GOING AWAY.
- II. THE PASSAGE OUT. 11
- III. BOSTON.
- IV. AN AMERICAN RAILROAD. LOWELL AND ITS
FACTORY SYSTEM. 71
- V. WORCESTER. THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.
HARTFORD. NEW HAVEN TO NEW YORK. 81
VI. NEW YORK. 91
- VII. PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS
SOLITARY PRISON. 112
- VIII. WASHINGTON. THE LEGISLATURE.
AND THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE. 130
- IX. A NIGHT STEAMER ON THE
POTOMAC RIVER. VIRGINIA ROAD AND A BLACK DRIVER. RICHMOND.
BALTIMORE. THE HARRISBURG MAIL, AND A GLIMPSE OF THE CITY. A CANAL
- X. SOME FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL
BOAT, ITS DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND ITS PASSENGERS. JOURNEY TO PITTSBURG
ACROSS THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS. PITTSBURG. 169
- XI. FROM PITTSBURG TO CINCINNATI IN A WESTERN STEAMBOAT.
- XII. FROM CINCINNATI TO
LOUISVILLE IN ANOTHER WESTERN STEAMBOAT; AND FROM LOUISVILLE TO ST.
LOUIS IN ANOTHER. ST. LOUIS. 193
- XIII. A JAUNT TO THE
LOOKING-GLASS PRAIRIE AND BACK. 206
- XIV. RETURN TO
CINCINNATI. A STAGE-COACH RIDE FROM THAT CITY TO COLUMBUS, AND
THENCE TO SANDUSKY. SO, BY LAKE ERIE, TO THE FALLS OF NIAGARA.
- XV. IN CANADA: TORONTO; KINGSTON; MONTREAL;
QUEBEC; ST. JOHN'S. IN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN: LEBANON; THE SHAKER
VILLAGE; AND WEST POINT. 235
- XVI. THE
PASSAGE HOME. 256
- XVII. SLAVERY.
- XVIII. CONCLUDING REMARKS. 285
- POSTSCRIPT. 296
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