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By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, finishing the warfare of 1812, allowed american citizens once more to commute out of the country. scientific 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 e-book 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 young ones. Naval officials off ships of the Mediterranean squadron visited Cairo to determine the pyramids. teams went on company, one uploading steam-powered rice and cotton generators from manhattan, the opposite exporting giraffes from the Kalahari desolate tract for wild animal exhibits in New York.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries including formerly overlooked newspaper debts, in addition to a handful of released money owed, this e-book bargains a brand new examine the early American event in Egypt and the jap Mediterranean global. greater than thirty illustrations supplement the tales instructed via the tourists themselves.

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