American Travelers on the Nile: Early U.S. Visitors to by Andrew Oliver PDF

By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the warfare of 1812, allowed american citizens once more to go back and forth in another country. clinical scholars went to Paris, artists to Rome, teachers to Göttingen, and travelers to all ecu capitals. extra intrepid americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, or even to Egypt. starting with eighteenth-century tourists, this booklet 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 they'd first often called youngsters. Naval officials off ships of the Mediterranean squadron visited Cairo to work out the pyramids. teams went on enterprise, one uploading steam-powered rice and cotton generators from manhattan, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari wilderness for wild animal exhibits in New York.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly missed newspaper bills, in addition to a handful of released money owed, this ebook deals a brand new examine the early American event in Egypt and the japanese Mediterranean global. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales informed by means of the tourists themselves.

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