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The Amateur Emigrant

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(4,167 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland, he determined to travel in steerage class to see how the working classes fared. At the last minute he was convinced by friends to purchase a ticket one grade above the lowest price, for which he was later thankful after seeing the conditions in steerage, but he still lived among the 'lower' classes. His comments on the experience make interesting reading. His father however was so shocked at the thought of his son associating with people 'beneath him' that the work was not published for a number of years, (Summary by annise) (2 hr 48 min)

Chapters

The Second Cabin

16:37

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Early Impression

18:12

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Steerage Scenes

16:31

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Steerage Types

23:52

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The Sick Man

20:01

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The Stowaways

28:55

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Personal Experience and Review

24:38

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New York

19:52

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Bewertungen

NO STEERAGE FOR ME

(3,5 Sterne)

A mildly interesting look at steerage passengers who were mostly emigrants. The observing abilities of RLS are not up to the level of Hawthorne or Irving, but they were OK. Good reader.