During the first half of the nineteenth century, there were published both in this country and abroad a great number of books written by travellers in all parts of the United States, and especially in the South. As one Southern author observed in 1860: “The fashion has been for several years . . . to write books about the South. Englishmen, Frenchmen, Down-Eastern men, the Bloomer style of men, as well as countless numbers of female scribblers, have not ceased to drum upon the public tympanum (almost to deafness, indeed) in praise or blame - generally the latter - of Southern peculiarities, social habits, manners, customs, observances, and domestic institutions.“
Rogers, Benjamin F.
"Florida Seen Through the Eyes of Nineteenth Century Travellers,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 34
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol34/iss2/8