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Rusling, James Fowler.

Across America; or, The Great West and the Pacific Coast.


New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875.


Immediately following the American Civil War, Rusling was ordered to make a tour of western military outposts. Ten years later, he wrote a comprehensive account of his journey. His observations provide a valuable look at the economics, culture, and politics of a continent on the verge of great change.


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