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City Life and Its Amelioration (Paperback) Loot Price: R264
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City Life and Its Amelioration (Paperback): George William Sharp

City Life and Its Amelioration (Paperback)

George William Sharp

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...by automobiles in the roadway? And in the theatre we have produced stage effects that are marvelous in their beauty and realism; while the orchestra music leaves nothing to be desired, --unless by the poor snare drummer, whose ever increasing stunts he might well wish were done by machinery, --but theatre manners are bad. All through our history, the persistent criticism of American manners by foreign visitors and Eu-ropeanized Americans has naturally led to frequent comparisons of our social usages with those of other countries. For a long time we suffered by the comparison. American travelers abroad, mingling, for the most part, only with the well bred people of the higher circles, would contrast the civilities practiced in those circles with the unpolished habits of the common people at home.-Then, European travelers of the privileged classes, humiliated at not finding any lackeys over here, gave us an unfavorable reputation. Many examples of this kind of criticism are to be found in Mr. John Graham Brooks' entertaining volume, "As Others See us." Again, the respectful deportment of the early immigrants to our shores, especially during the first months of their stay, made it favorable impression upon us. We no longer get such people, the Anglo Saxons, in any considerable number. Instead, we are being deluged with un-assimilable semi-Asiatics from the despotic countries of southern Europe. May we check this immigration before it is too late Within recent years there has been a change of opinion in the matter of comparative manners. Any candid and observing American that has traveled through Europe within the last ten years will wonder at criticism from that quarter. Such a person will likely agree with Brander Matthews in saying: "The more...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: George William Sharp
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56547-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-56547-6
Barcode: 9780217565479

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