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

By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the struggle of 1812, allowed americans once more to go back and forth overseas. clinical scholars went to Paris, artists to Rome, lecturers to Göttingen, and travelers to all eu capitals. extra intrepid americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, or even to Egypt. starting with eighteenth-century tourists, this ebook 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 childrens. Naval officials off ships of the Mediterranean squadron visited Cairo to determine the pyramids. teams went on enterprise, one uploading steam-powered rice and cotton generators from ny, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari barren region 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Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly missed newspaper debts, in addition to a handful of released debts, this e-book deals a brand new examine the early American adventure in Egypt and the japanese Mediterranean global. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales advised via the tourists themselves.

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