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A Brief Account of a Voyage to England and America

A Brief Account of a Voyage to England and America by Ishuree Dass was published in 1851 by the Presbyterian Mission Press in Allahabad. As described in the preface, Dass was from Futtehguhr in the Upper Provinces, and was raised under the care of the missionary H.R. Wilson after losing his parents in early childhood. Dass traveled to England and the U.S. with Wilson in 1846, reaching New York harbor on October 4th that year. During his trip, he visited New York City, Philadelphia, Abington, Providence, Easton, Winchester, and Baltimore. Dass’ observes and describes several facets of American social and cultural life, including details of housing arrangements, wedding practices, government, and higher education. At several points during the narrative, Dass mentions his thoughts on slavery and his interactions with African Americans.

Reflections on America

Date: 1851
Language: English
Creator: Ishuree Dass
Publisher: Presbyterian Mission Press
Location: Allahabad, India

Item History: 2012-01-30 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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