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Title:
Authors of their lives : the personal correspondence of British immigrants to North America in the nineteenth century
Author:
Gerber, David A., 1944-
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Publication Information:
New York : New York University Press, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
x, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780814731710
Format :
Book

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