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By Andrew Oliver

ISBN-10: 9774166671

ISBN-13: 9789774166679

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the conflict of 1812, allowed americans once more to shuttle out of the country. clinical scholars went to Paris, artists to Rome, teachers to Göttingen, and travelers to all ecu capitals. extra intrepid american citizens ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, or even to Egypt. starting with eighteenth-century tourists, this e-book then turns to the 25-year interval after 1815 that observed younger males from East Coast towns, between them graduates of Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, touring to the lands of the Bible and of the Greek and Latin authors that they had first referred to as kids. Naval officials off ships of the Mediterranean squadron visited Cairo to work out the pyramids. teams went on company, one uploading steam-powered rice and cotton generators from manhattan, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari barren region for wild animal indicates in New York.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly missed newspaper money owed, in addition to a handful of released bills, this ebook deals a brand new examine the early American adventure in Egypt and the japanese Mediterranean international. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales informed by way of the tourists themselves.

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