A True Picture of Emigration

By: Rebecca Burlend; Edward Burlend

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On a frosty day in November 1831, Rebecca Burlend and her husband, John, and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England. They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St. Louis and from there went to the wilds of western Illinois. It was a whole new world for a family that had never been more than fifty miles from home in rural Yorkshire.

Rebecca's narrative, written with the help of her son, was first published in 1848 as a pamphlet for people of her own class in England who might be considering migration to America. It records the daily struggle and also the satisfactions of homesteading in the Old Northwest: life in a log cabin; food, clothes, and furniture of the period; early churches and schools; the unspoiled countryside and its denizens. With courage and self-reliance Rebecca Burlend accepted the privations and difficulties of this pioneering venture.

Title: A True Picture of Emigration

Author Name: Rebecca Burlend; Edward Burlend

Categories: Historical Geography,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803260830

ISBN Number 13: 9780803260832


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803260830Z2

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