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A Young Dutchman Views Post–Civil War America

Diary of Claude August Crommelin

Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country, visiting New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family connections allowed him to meet important people, and his interests in industry, politics, and public institutions led him to observe what others might not have noticed. His meticulously kept journal reveals an inquisitive traveler with a keen eye for detail and a genial writing style. Available in English for the first time, Crommelin's book provides an illuminating outsider's account of the United States at a pivotal point in its history.

About the Authors

Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr. is author of Spoorwegen in Nederland [Railways in the Netherlands].

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of 24 books, including Visionary Railroader: Jervis Langdon Jr. and the Transportation Revolution (IUP, 2008).


"An important look inside a turbulent period in American history."—James A. Ward, Guerry Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

"Highly recommended as a valuable primary source for public and college library American History collections."—The Midwest Book Review
Indiana University Press

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208 Pages
$29.95 USD

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