Eight months in Illinois / by William Oliver.


Ann Arbor [Mich.] : University Microfilms, [1966] .

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Subjects Illinois -- Description and travel.
Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865.
Illinois.
Travel.
Series March of America facsimile series ; no. 81.
Description iv, 141 pages ; 17 cm.
Copyright Date [1966]
Notes Original t.p. reads: Eight months in Illinois; with information to emigrants, by William Oliver ... Newcastle upon Tyne, Printed by William Andrew Mitchell, and sold by E. and T. Bruce ... [et cetera] 1843.
Summary In December 1841, William Oliver, an Englishman, set out from New York City on a trip to the Midwest which allowed him to spend several months in the state of Illinois. Upon his return to England so many persons interested in immigrating to America questioned him about conditions there that he decided to publish an account of what he had seen. The "poorer classes" in England were those for whom he wrote primarily. This book contains a great variety of information about life in America, but it is especially valuable for its picture of economic conditions in the state of Illinois. -- Foreword.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Illinois
Network Numbers (OCoLC)958269
(OCoLC)ocm00958269
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Oliver, William, active 19th century.
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