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Buckingham, James Silk 1786-1855

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Works: 409 works in 1,248 publications in 1 language and 11,171 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Guidebooks  Sources  Outlines and syllabi  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer
Classifications: E165, 917.3
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The slave States of America by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

37 editions published between 1842 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cornish-born traveller and writer James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) campaigned energetically for social reform while a Member of Parliament during the 1830s. He later spent four years in the United States, and in 1839 travelled across the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama to observe at first hand the inhumane treatment of slaves in a system that showed 'reckless indifference to human life'. Originally published in 1842, and dedicated to Prince Albert, this two-volume work documents Buckingham's findings and argues that the USA should follow Britain's example in abolishing slavery. Within the framework of a travel narrative recording climate, geography, flora and fauna, Buckingham describes the use of slaves in industries as diverse as gold mining, cotton manufacturing, railways, canals, and agriculture. He highlights the social and political issues surrounding free labour, and relations between the slaves and their employers. Volume 2 focuses mainly on Georgia and Virginia
America, historical, statistic, and descriptive. By J. S. Buckingham by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

59 editions published between 1841 and 2011 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) was a writer who travelled extensively throughout the world and published accounts of his adventures in places such as India, Persia, Egypt, and Palestine. In addition, he was a supporter of political reform and served as the first MP for Sheffield, from 1832 to 1837. On retiring from Parliament, he left for North America, where he spent nearly four years, saying, 'I had a strong desire to add to the knowledge ... acquired of the Old World, by examining for myself the most favoured portion of the New.' He recounts part of his time in America -- during which he visited every state in the Union except Florida and Arkansas, as well as some of the provinces of Canada -- in this three-volume work, published in 1841"--Publisher's description
The eastern and western states of America by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

16 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National evils and practical remedies, with the plan of a model town by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

26 editions published between 1849 and 1973 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the other British provinces in North America : with a plan of national colonization by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

29 editions published between 1843 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cornish-born traveller and writer James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) campaigned energetically for social reform while a Member of Parliament during the 1830s. He later spent four years in North America, and in 1839 travelled on to Canada to investigate its social and economic landscape. In this revealing account, first published in 1843, Buckingham recalls his experiences in the Eastern provinces. He found the Canadians to be civilized, hospitable, hard working and unfailingly loyal to Britain (unlike the independent Americans, who he reports they despised). He also encountered evidence of widespread poverty, and argues that in order to advance Canada's economy and, in turn, that of Britain, new emigrants needed better financial support from the British government. He concludes by calling for a new system whereby land, labour, skill and capital would be optimally utilized, in a pioneering proposal that he expected to prove controversial
Travels in Mesopotamia by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

31 editions published between 1827 and 1971 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

46 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

37 editions published between 1825 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Palestine through the countries of Bashan and Gilead, east of the River Jordan, including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala in the Decapolis by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

30 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornish-born writer, traveller and controversialist James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) spent much of his early life as a sailor in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and went on to publish accounts of his extensive travels to India, Palestine and Persia. His criticisms of the East India Company and the Bengal government led to his expulsion from India in 1823. In the 1830s he became a Member of Parliament and campaigned for social reforms and for the promotion of the temperance movement. He founded several journals, including the periodical The Athenaeum, covering a wide range of topics from literature to popular science. In this work, first published in 1821, Buckingham describes his journey from Egypt by sea to Syria and then to Palestine. He ascended Mount Tabor and visited the Holy Sepulchre, but considered his experiences in Bashan and Gilead, east of the Jordan, to form the climax of his journey
Duelling : reasons for legislative interference to prevent the practice of duelling by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

7 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copyright law by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

4 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, the Tyrol, and Bavaria : an autumnal tour by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

8 editions published between 1847 and 1848 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belgium, the Rhine, Switzerland, and Holland : an autumnal tour by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

11 editions published between 1830 and 1848 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence on drunkenness : presented to the House of Commons by Great Britain( Book )

8 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations on certain great social evils which still require to be amended or removed, in the most civilised nations : discourse by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

5 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through the slave states of North America by James Silk Buckingham( Book )

2 editions published between 1842 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A journey through the slave states of North America
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Silk, James Buckingham- 1786-1855

בקינגהם, ג'מס סילק 1786-1855

ג'יימס סילק בקינגהאם

ג'יימס סילק בקינגהאם סופר בריטי

جيمس سلك بكنغهام

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Travels in Assyria, Media, and PersiaA journey through the slave states of North America