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Author Gerber, David A., 1944-

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

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description x, 422 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject British Americans -- Correspondence.
British -- Canada -- Correspondence.
Immigrants -- United States -- Correspondence.
Immigrants -- Canada -- 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.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0814731716 (cloth : alk. paper)

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