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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 go back and forth out of the country. clinical scholars went to Paris, artists to Rome, teachers 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 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 referred to as little 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 long island, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari barren region for wild animal exhibits in New York.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly overlooked newspaper bills, in addition to a handful of released debts, this ebook deals a brand new examine the early American adventure in Egypt and the jap Mediterranean global. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales informed through the tourists themselves.

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