The Resource America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant, Richard Gooch ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Toby Widdicombe

America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant, Richard Gooch ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Toby Widdicombe

Label
America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant
Title
America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant
Statement of responsibility
Richard Gooch ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Toby Widdicombe
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America and the Americans - in 1833-4 is a polemical, satirical account of Gooch's purported travels in America, focusing primarily on New York City and its environs. Never previously published, this work adds an original voice to the nineteenth-century debate over the status of the United States as an emerging cultural power. A large part of Widdicombe's achievement is his bringing to light this unjustly neglected author - a storyteller, poet, and perceptive observer who spent his most productive years on the edges of power and public recognition in Georgian and early Victorian England. Widdicombe frames this unique "travelogue" with a short biography of Gooch, extensive textual and historical notes, an essay on Anglo-American travel literature, and a coda: "On the Perils of Oblivion." A key to the value of Gooch's account is its unique arrangement by subject matter: Gooch examines the American legal system, banks, labor; American policy toward Indians and blacks; New York City government and its electoral system, among other topics. The arrangement makes Gooch's satire far more entertaining, substantial, and informative than most travelogues written in the same period. It also allows Gooch to sustain his polemic - an effort to re-orient the British attitude toward the United States and stem the tide of expatriates to its shores. Gooch's remarkable analysis of American life, studded with relevant facts taken from daily headlines, is heightened by mystery: How much, if any, did Gooch actually observe firsthand, and how much, if any, did he shape with the powers of his narrative talent? Widdicombe provides some clues; the reader will be challenged to render the verdict
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1791-1849
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gooch, Richard
Dewey number
917.304/56
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.G63 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Widdicombe, Toby
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gooch, Richard
  • Gooch, Richard
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • TRAVEL
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant, Richard Gooch ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Toby Widdicombe
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlviii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585125558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44964032
  • (OCoLC)ocm44964032
Label
America and the Americans--in 1833-4, by an emigrant, Richard Gooch ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Toby Widdicombe
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=16316
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlviii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585125558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44964032
  • (OCoLC)ocm44964032

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