Authors of their lives : the personal correspondence of British immigrants to North America in the nineteenth century / David A. Gerber

Author(s): Gerber, David A., 1944-
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Subjects: British Americans--Correspondence
Immigrants--United States--Correspondence
Letter writing--History--19th century
Transnationalism--History--19th century--Sources
Immigrants' writings, American
United States--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century--Sources
Canada--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century--Sources
Great Britain--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century--Sources
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2006
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: x, 422 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2005015602
ISBN: 0814731716 (cloth : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780814731710
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-401) and index
Contents: Traditions of inquiry -- Forming selves in letters -- Writing with a purpose : immigrant epistolarity and the culture of emigration -- Using postal systems : transnational networks on the edge of modernity -- Establishing voice, theme, and rhythm -- When correspondence wanes -- Thomas Spencer Niblock : a dialogue of respectability and failure -- Catherine Grayston Bond : letter-writing as the practice of existential accounting -- Mary Ann Wodrow Archbald : longing for her "little isle" from a farm in central New York -- Dr. Thomas Steel : the difficulties of achieving the reunited family
OCLC Number: 60605151
ISBN/ISSN: 0814731716