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Charles Dickens was the most famous British author of the middle of the 19th century. He also traveled to America and wrote about his impressions, which were not entirely favorable.
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Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris, and Other British Travelers by James C. Simmons.
In the fifty years from 1830 to 1880, out of the rowdy optimism of the Jacksonian era and the tragic ruptures of the Civil War, America transformed i...