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The Resource A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier, by Frederick Law Olmsted

A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier, by Frederick Law Olmsted

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A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier
Title
A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier
Statement of responsibility
by Frederick Law Olmsted
Title variation
  • Journey through Texas
  • Saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. In 1856-57 he took a saddle trip through Texas to see the country and report on its lands and peoples. His description of the Lone Star State on the eve of the Civil War remains one of the best accounts of the American West ever published. Unvarnished by sentiment or myth making, based on firsthand observations, and backed with statistical research, Olmsted's narrative captures the manners, foods, entertainments, and conversations of the Texans, as well as their housing, agriculture, business, exotic animals, changeable weather, and the pervasive influence of slavery. Back and forth from the Sabine to the Rio Grande, through San Augustine, Nacogdoches, San Marcos, San Antonio, Neu-Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Lavaca, Indianola, Goliad, Castroville, La Grange, Houston, Harrisburg, and Beaumont, Olmsted rode and questioned and listened and reported. Texas was then already a multiethnic and multiracial state, where Americans, Germans, Mexicans, Africans, and Indians of numerous tribes mixed uneasily. Olmsted interviewed planters, scouts, innkeepers, bartenders, housewives, drovers, loafers, Indian chiefs, priests, runaway slaves, and emigrants and refugees from every part of the known world - most of whom had gone to Texas looking for a fresh start."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1822-1903
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Dewey number
917.6404/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F391
LC item number
.O512 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Slavery
  • Packhorse camping
  • Texas
  • Texas
Label
A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier, by Frederick Law Olmsted
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Dix, Edwards, 1857
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Route to Texas -- Route across eastern Texas -- Route through western Texas -- A trip to the coast -- A trip over the frontier -- Along the eastern coast -- General characteristics -- Regional characteristics
Control code
ocm55623880
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 539 pages
Isbn
9780803286207
Lccn
2004012904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55623880
  • (OCoLC)55623880
Label
A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier, by Frederick Law Olmsted
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Dix, Edwards, 1857
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Route to Texas -- Route across eastern Texas -- Route through western Texas -- A trip to the coast -- A trip over the frontier -- Along the eastern coast -- General characteristics -- Regional characteristics
Control code
ocm55623880
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 539 pages
Isbn
9780803286207
Lccn
2004012904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55623880
  • (OCoLC)55623880

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