American Journeys Author:Edited by E. D. Bennett An Anthology of Travel in the United States. The birth pains of the United States began appropriately with a journey - Paul Revere's crucial ride. In starting a war against the motherland by traveling, Revere exemplified what has become the American genius: the itching foot, the willingness to take to the road whatever reason, be it freedom, exp... more »loration, riches or a restless spirit.
The first account in this book tells of the meeting between newly arrived Pilgrims and the Indian Samoset. The accounts follow our history. Some examples - Ben Franklin Arrives at Philadelphia - A 1750 view of Niagara - Washington Tours the South - Lewis and Clark Expedition - Early Missionary Travel in Hawaii - First Woman to Cross the Plains - The Plains Were Black with Buffalo - The Railway Train - A Stagecoach Journey - Theodore Roosevelt in Cowboy Land - Standard time, an American Invention - In the Air-1936 - Superjets for the Airlanes - The Eagle Has Landed. These are a few of the 46 accounts included in this book.« less