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JAMES BROOKS: JOURNALIST
Travels of an inquisitive newspaper reporter (1833-1836)

Journalists live in the present, reporting events, reflecting public opinion and helping to shape it; but, they have been accustomed to see their words rapidly lost, in the abyss of perishable newsprint.

James Brooks (1807-1873) wrote for his home-town newspaper, the Portland Advertiser (Maine). In his case, we have been fortunate in re-assembling three complete sequences of his work, written between 1833 and 1836. His innovative format (a travel journal) was a commercial success, and provided ample opportunities to express his opinions on society, government and the human condition.


Southern USA (1833)
The Slave States    In progress  

Maritime Provinces, Canada (1834)
New Brunswick + Nova Scotia PDF EPUB

Western Europe (1835-1836)
1. British Isles PDF EPUB
2. Rhine to Rhone PDF EPUB
3. Classic Italy    In progress  
4. Homeward Bound    In progress  

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