By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislations 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 manhattan, 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 way of Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the US 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 was once released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical caricature through his son and an creation through 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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Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama dressmaker who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned fulfillment used to be critical Park in manhattan, of which he grew to become 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 through Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the USA has but produced'.
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The nurse was a kindlooking old negro woman, with, no doubt, philoprogenitiveness well developed; but she paid very little attention to them, only sometimes chiding the older ones for laughing or singing too loud. I watched for half an hour, and in all that time not a baby of them began to cry; nor have I ever heard one, at two or three other plantation-nurseries which I have visited. I remember, in Amsterdam, to have seen two or three similar collections of children, voluntarily deposited by their mothers, who went out from home to work.
From an Address of Chancellor Harper, prepared for and read before the Society for the Advancement of Learning, of South Carolina. " I have said the tendency of our institution is to elevate the 30 The Seaboard Slave States female character, as well as that of the other sex, for similar reasons. "And, permit me to say, that this elevation of the female character is no less important and essential to us, than the moral and intellectual cultivation of the other sex. It would, indeed, be intolerable, if, when one class of society is necessarily degraded in this respect, no compensation were made by the superior elevation and purity of the other.
The climate and the scenery, as well as the society of the more wealthy planters' families, are attractive, not to invalids alone, but even more to men and women who are able to enjoy invigorating recreations. Nowhere in the world could a man, with a sound body and a quiet conscience live more pleasantly, at least, as a guest, it seems to me, than here where I am. I was awakened this morning by a servant making a fire for me to dress by. Opening the window, I found a clear, brisk air, but without frost —the mercury standing at 350 F.