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Marc Pachter discusses his book "Abroad in America"

BROADCAST: Jul. 21, 1976 | DURATION: 00:52:48

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Synopsis

How Europeans felt about their visits to America are the premise of Marc Pachter's book , "Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914." According to Pachter, some people thought America was a moral society but that our manners were dreadful. Charles Dickens liked Boston but thought there were no rules in American society. He also despised the adulation that he received when he first visited.