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By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the conflict of 1812, allowed american citizens once more to trip overseas. clinical scholars went to Paris, artists to Rome, lecturers to Göttingen, and travelers to all eu capitals. extra intrepid american citizens ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, or even to Egypt. starting with eighteenth-century tourists, this publication 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 young ones. 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 ny, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari desolate tract 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Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly missed newspaper money owed, in addition to a handful of released debts, this ebook bargains a brand new examine the early American event in Egypt and the japanese Mediterranean international. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales advised by means of the tourists themselves.

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