Type: BOOK - Published: 1831 - Publisher: London : H. Colburn
Cooper's detailed study was intended for English audiences as a defense against their wide-ranging criticisms. Subjects covered: political systems; manners; landscapes; religion; slavery; the state of arts and letters. Several states are mentioned and discussed, if briefly, though journeys to those locations are not elaborated upon.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press
Notions of the Americans in considered Cooper's first work of non-fiction despite a thin overlay of character and plot. Written in the form of a travel narrative, it addresses the widespread ignorance he encountered in Europe about the people and institutions of the United States. It is an exuberant chant