Via Others' Eyes contains descriptions of touring to and from Montgomery, however it makes a speciality of the tourists' descriptions of Montgomery itself. The twenty-eight released bills among 1825 and 1861 have been written by way of americans and Europeans with a number of backgrounds. a couple of are as target as can kind of be anticipated contemplating the fast periods of the writers' visits. a few are susceptible to reveal their preconceptions and prejudices. so much exaggerate-they needed to make their books marketable. The debts are often insightful or incredulous, usually funny and colourful, constantly giving the reader a vicarious adventure of being there. for many of its forty-year antebellum heritage, Montgomery was once a frontier river city. those bills of it don't exhibit moonlight and magnolias, yet a slightly coarse tradition. The traveling authors do not mince phrases approximately slavery; in the end, their readers anticipated remark in regards to the such a lot odd of Southern associations. even though, the writers' varied perspectives of slavery are as complex and contradictory as was once the establishment itself. jointly, those money owed caricature a desirable global populated through contributors and with customs that might have encouraged Charles Dickens had he conquer his prejudices and ventured additional south than Richmond in 1842. The "Epilogue" presents an outline of the 1st capital of the Confederacy.
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Forty seven Portland, Alabama fifty one poverty, fabric ninety six, 171, 183 poverty of spirit 172–173 Powell, Mr. forty eight prairies 35–37, sixty four, 70, ninety one, ninety two, ninety nine Presbyterians ninety three Prichard, Mr. forty seven Pulszky, Francis eleven Pulszky, Francis and Theresa 106–111 R railways ninety three, 134, 142, 146, 149 railway south towards Pensacola one hundred seventy railway trip east of Montgomery 134, 146, 172, 174, 198 reception, Mrs. Davis’s 215, 216–217 Redpath, James 135–141 reunifiction, postwar 218 Rhett, Mr. 207 rice a hundred and ten, 218, 219 “Rights of guy” 220 Ripley, Capt. 222 rivers (see Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahawba, Chatahouchee, Coosa, cellular and Tombigbee) ninety two roads 37, sixty three, sixty five, eighty four, eighty five, 87, 88, 128, 134, 166–167, 172–173 Robinson, Cornelius forty eight Rogers, Carlton Holmes 156 Roman Catholics ninety three Royall, Anne 38–49 Russell, Robert 142–146 Russell, William Howard eleven, 186, 188–222 S Sanders, George N. 205, 217, 220 Sayer, Mr. forty six Sayre, Philomon D. Esq. forty six Schockler, headstone inscription of John 184 college for Scandal fifty eight tuition, Franklin Institute seventy two faculties ninety two Scotland 109–110 Scott, Gen. Winfield 201 Seaboard States eleven, 14 Secession 210 Secessionists 201 Selma, Alabama fifty two, fifty six, ninety three description of 114, 182–183 Seward, William Henry 201, 210, 214, 221 sewerage 166 Shaw, John 152–155 shopkeepers 203 Sisters of Charity 182 slave assemblies, costume balls 111, 118 auctions ninety four, ninety five, a hundred, 140–141, 191–193, 194, 207–208 Turkish and Egyptian 192 habit as staff sixty four, sixty seven, seventy two, 160–161, 162, 182 dancing 116 dancing tuition 118 insurrections a hundred exertions, necessity for 111, 219 magazines, pens, jails 203 Egyptian and Turkish 203 markets in heart East 208 quarters seventy one, seventy six railroad staff 137 supervision of whites 119 exchange 183, 219 alternate, abolition of overseas 183 whippings, and so on. 184, 209 slave “buying himself” 138–139 slavery 136, 147, 149–151, 156 eu attitudes towards 21, 50, sixty two, sixty seven, seventy one, 76–77, ninety, 94–96, 99–100, a hundred, 106, 191–193, 203–204, 207–209, 212 Northern attitudes towards 106, 113, 161, 177, 184 Southern attitudes towards 38, seventy two, 76–77, ninety four, 107, 108–109, 220 a variety of assets of reviews on 12 slavery in Cuba and the U. S. 162–164 slaves fifty eight, sixty eight, seventy two, seventy five, 76–77, ninety two, ninety five, 109–110, 111, a hundred and fifteen, 124–125, 126–127, 128, one hundred thirty, 136, one hundred sixty, 166, 177 and marriage 120–122, 138–139, 163–164 conversations with 27–28, 120–122, 136, 137–139, 149–151, 190–191 fee of 181 runaway 76–77, 137, 138–139, 209 “self hired” 118, 119, 138–139, 139 operating, representation of 186 smallpox 128 Smith, Sol eleven, 25, 54–61 social technological know-how sixty six squaddies, accomplice 196–197, 201, 215–216, 218 recruiting, representation of 213 squaddies, Union 201, 210 South Carolina sixty eight, 219 Southern Republic 222 Southern Rights 201 secret agent, accomplice 205 stagecoaches ninety one, 103 stagecoach shuttle east of Montgomery 46–47, sixty five, 85–88 stagecoach go back and forth south of Montgomery 34–35, 148–149, 170–173 famous person of the West 221 nation Rights 221 steamboat crews one hundred fifteen, 115–117, 127–128, 179 steamboats 18, 34, forty, forty three, forty six, 62–63, one zero one, 125–126, 157, one hundred seventy, 215, 222 descriptions of 22–23, sixty three, 96–97, 103–104, 153–154 illustrations of a hundred and fifteen, 127, one hundred sixty five steamboat shuttle at the Alabama River 23–24, forty nine, 50–52, 103–105, 107–109, 114–116, 123–128, 149–151, 153–155, 166–167, 178–181, a hundred ninety Steubenville 22–24 Stevens, Mr.