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Adventurous Women Writers is about writers of the Regency period. Listen to ‘The Domestic Manners of the Americans’ by Frances Milton Trollope

‘Domestic Manners of the Americans’ chapter thirteen

Tweet …in which Fanny writes of the ‘Theatre ~ Fine Arts ~ Delicacy ~ Shaking Quakers ~ Big-Bone Lick ~ Visit of the President’  “The theatre at Cincinnati is small, and not very brilliant in decoration, but in the absence of … Continue reading

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‘Domestic Manners of the Americans’ chapter twelve

Tweet …in which Fanny writes of the ‘Peasantry, compared to that of England ~ Early marriages ~ Charity ~ Independence and equality ~ Cottage prayer-meeting’ “Mohawk, as our little village was called, gave us an excellent opportunity of comparing the … Continue reading

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‘Domestic Manners of the Americans’ chapter eleven

Tweet in which Fanny writes of ‘Religion’ “I had often heard it observed before I visited America, that one of the great blessings of its constitution was the absence of a national religion, the country being thus exonerated from all … Continue reading

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‘Domestic Manners of The Americans’ chapter ten

Tweet …in which Fanny writes of ‘Removal to the country ~ Walk in the forest ~ Equality’ “At length my wish of obtaining a house in the country was gratified. A very pretty cottage, the residence of a gentleman who … Continue reading

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‘Domestic Manners of The Americans’ chapter nine

Tweet …in which Fanny writes of ‘Schools ~ Climate ~ Water Melons ~ Fourth of July ~ Storms ~ Pigs ~ Moving Houses ~ Mr. Flint ~Literature’ “Cincinnati contains many schools, but of their rank or merit I had very … Continue reading

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‘Domestic Manners of the Americans’ chapter eight

Tweet in which Fanny writes of the ‘Absence of public and private Amusement–Churches and Chapels–Influence of the Clergy–A Revival’ “I never saw any people who appeared to live so much without amusement as the Cincinnatians. Billiards are forbidden by law, … Continue reading

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Domestic Manners of the Americans, chapter seven

Tweet in which Fanny writes of  the Market–Museum–Picture Gallery–Academy of Fine Arts Drawing School–Phrenological Society–Miss Wright’s Lecture. “Perhaps the most advantageous feature in Cincinnati is its market, which, for excellence, abundance, and cheapness, can hardly, I should think, be surpassed … Continue reading

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Domestic Manners of the Americans chapter six

Tweet in which Fanny writes of Servants, Society and Evening Parties “The greatest difficulty in organising a family establishment in Ohio, is getting servants, or, as it is there called, “getting help,” for it is more than petty treason to … Continue reading

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Domestic Manners of the Americans chapter five

Tweet in which Fanny writes of Cincinnati, Forest Farm and Mr. Bullock “Though I do not quite sympathise with those who consider Cincinnati as one of the wonders of the earth, I certainly think it a city of extraordinary size … Continue reading

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Domestic Manners of the Americans chapter four

Tweet in which Fanny writes of their Departure from Memphis–Ohio River Louisville–Cincinnati “On the 1st of February, 1828, we embarked on board the Criterion, and once more began to float on the “father of waters,” as the poor banished Indians were … Continue reading

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