Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Quotes

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xi

From mid-August to mid-September 1790, Count Paolo Andreani of Milan undertook an overland journey through New York State and eastern Iroquoia. Andreani kept a journal of his observations of the human and physical landscape, as well as the daily details of his progress up the ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-34

Count Paolo Andreani began the journal of his 1790 trip at the northern tip of Manhattan Island. He proceeded to traverse a wooden bridge to reach the present-day Bronx, or, as he put it, “to enter the continent.” Travelers of Andreani’s day were acutely aware that the city of ...

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Journal 1790

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pp. 35-88

King’s bridge forms the northern extremity of the island of N[ew]. York, connected to the continent by means of a wooden bridge which crosses a river, or more precisely a small sea channel that connects to the West with the river HUdson,a and to the East with the river thus ...

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Epilogue

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pp. 89-95

Shortly after returning to New York, Paolo Andreani traveled to Philadelphia, where he spent the winter of 1790–91. His reason for going to Philadelphia was the removal of the national capital to that city. Late in the winter, however, the open and cordial hospitality he had enjoyed in ...

Appendix

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pp. 97-112

Index

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pp. 113-115