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

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By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the battle of 1812, allowed american citizens once more to trip out of the country. scientific 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 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 that they had first often called 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 turbines from ny, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari wasteland for wild animal exhibits in New York.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly missed newspaper debts, in addition to a handful of released debts, this ebook deals a brand new examine the early American adventure in Egypt and the japanese Mediterranean global. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales instructed by means of the tourists themselves.

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