Americans in Egypt, 1770–1915: Explorers, Consuls, by Cassandra Vivian

By Cassandra Vivian

The voices of usa citizens have lengthy been absent from reviews of contemporary Egypt. so much students suppose that americans have been both no longer in Egypt in major numbers throughout the 19th century or had little of significance to assert. This quantity indicates that neither used to be the case via introducing and concerning the reports and attitudes of 15 American personalities who labored, lived, or traveled in Egypt from the 1770s to the graduation of worldwide conflict I. frequently of their personal phrases, explorers, consuls, travelers, squaddies, missionaries, artists, scientists, and students supply an extraordinary American viewpoint on daily Egyptian existence and supply a brand new standpoint on many traditionally major occasions. The tales of those contributors and their sojourns not just recount the tradition and historical past of Egypt but additionally express the domination of the rustic through ecu powers and the help for Egypt by means of a tender American nation.

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