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Spying on the South: an odyssey across the American divide

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"The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport--rail, riverboats, in the saddle--through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom"--
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subject_facetHorwitz, Tony, -- 1958-2019 -- Travel -- Southern States
Olmsted, Frederick Law, -- 1822-1903 -- Travel -- Southern States
Southern States -- Description and travel
title_displaySpying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide
title_fullSpying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide / Tony Horwitz
Spying on the South An Odyssey Across the American Divide
title_shortSpying on the South
title_suban odyssey across the American divide
topic_facetDescription and travel
History
Horwitz, Tony
Nonfiction
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Sociology
Travel