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By Theodore Winthrop,Dr. Paul J. Lindholdt Ph.D

ISBN-10: 0803298633

ISBN-13: 9780803298637

In 1853, with cash in his pocket and chic outfits in his saddlebags, a twenty-four-year-old New Englander of aristocratic Yankee inventory toured the territories of California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The Canoe and the Saddle recounts Theodore Winthrop’s Northwest travel. A novelized memoir of his travels, it turned a bestseller whilst it was once released almost immediately after the author’s premature dying within the Civil War.

This severe version of Winthrop’s paintings, the 1st in over part a century, bargains readers the unique textual content with a story assessment of the character and tradition of the Pacific Northwest and reflections at the ecological and racial turmoil that gripped the area on the time. It additionally offers a clean standpoint at the aesthetic, old, cultural, anthropological, social, and environmental contexts within which Winthrop wrote his occasionally anxious, occasionally enlightening, and continually riveting account. no matter if delivering snap shots of local American culture—in specific, commenting at the Chinook Jargon—making willing and infrequently prescient observations on nature, or deploying transcendental, animist, or Hudson River tuition aesthetics (likely realized from his good friend Frederick Church), Winthrop develops a transparent and compelling photograph of a time and position nonetheless resonant and correct today.

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