Henry James [1843–1916]
The American Scene 
This version of The American Scene is based on that of Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London, 1907.
“Without question the most controversial and critically discussed of James' travel books, The American Scene sharply attacked what James saw as the rampant materialism and frayed social structure of turn-of-the-century America. The book has generated controversy for its treatment of various ethnic groups and political issues. The book still has relevance to such current topics as immigration policy, environmental protection, economic growth, and racial tensions.”
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