Database Details

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History

Alternative Name:   Women's Travel Diaries and Correspondence from The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Type:   Manuscripts
Description:   These diaries and correspondence describe the travel experiences, destinations and desires of 19th and 20th century American women. The project offers first hand accounts of major historical events as reported by eye witnesses, detailing key interests and themes in women’s lives, providing snapshots of cities, cultures and customs, and charting the rise of modern tourism and the travel industry. Topics covered include: Emigration and daily life, missionary work, World War I, World War II, Boxer War in China, frontier life in America, personal enlightenment through travel, education and finishing school, sightseeing, holidays and tourism, customs, culture and leisure.
Publisher:   Adam Matthew Digital
Full Text Note:   Full Text
Category/Subcategory:   Social Sciences / History
   Social Sciences / Political Science
   Cultural Studies / Women's Studies
   Type / Manuscripts