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By Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) used to be a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most famed success used to be imperative Park in ny, 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 used to be referred to as through 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 version was once released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical cartoon by way of his son and an creation via William P. Trent. It abounds in attention-grabbing and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and stories in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming swap.

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1 He was disinclined to converse on the topic of slavery, and I, therefore, made no inquiries about the condition and habits of his negroes, or his management of them. They seemed to live in small and rude log-cabins, scattered in different parts of the farm. Those I saw at work appeared to me to move very slowly and awkwardly, as did also those engaged in the stable. These, also, were very stupid and dilatory in executing any orders given to them, so that Mr. C. would frequently take the duty off their hands into his own, rather than wait for them, or make them correct their blunders: they were much, in these respects, like what our farmers call ditmb Paddies—that is, Irishmen who do not readily understand the English language, and who are still weak and stiff from the effects of the emigrating voyage.

I*. Godkin to serve as editor. It was out of this project that soon after sprang The Nation, although at the time of its launching Mr. Olmsted had turned it wholly over to Mr. Godkin and was himself 1 H. W. Bellows, The Union League Club, New York, 1897. xxiv Frederick Law Olmsted in California, whither he had gone to take charge of the mines and other properties of the Fremont estate, which had fallen into a financial confusion from which he was unable to rescue it. After a sojourn of about two years, during which time he took an active part in the movement to preserve the Yosemite Valley as a public preserve of scenery, he returned from California at the urgent suggestion of Mr.

Of course not; but it is confoundedly cold, as well as noisy. I don't like that broken latch; I don't like this broken chair; I would prefer that this table were not so greasy in its appearance; I would rather the ashes and cinders, and the tobacco juice around the grate, had been removed before I was consigned to the cell. I wish that less of my two dollars and a half a day went to pay for game for the dinner, and the interest of the cost of the mirrors and mahogany for the public parlors, and of marble for the halls, and more of it for providing me with a private room, which should be more than a barely habitable cell, which should also be a little bit tasteful, home-like, and comfortable.

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