Americans in Egypt, 1770-1915 : explorers, consuls, travelers, soldiers, missionaries, writers and scientists / Cassandra Vivian
- Vivian, Cassandra
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cmp. cm
- John Antes : a forgotten American voice (missionary, 1770) -- John Ledyard : the man who walked the world (explorer, 1788) -- William Eaton : to the shores of Tripoli (American soldier, 1804-05) -- Francis Barthow : American dragoman in Egypt (explorer, c. 1804-1840) -- George Bethune English and the Egyptian Army Expedition of 1820-21 (explorer) -- The Gliddons and the beginning of American-Egyptian relations (consular service, 1832-1840) -- Sarah Rogers Haight steamin' to Egypt : the American traveler is born (traveler, 1836) -- Bayard Taylor's twice-told tale (traveler, 1851-52 and 1874) -- Charles Hale : an enigma (consular service, 1864-1868) -- Charles Chaillé-Long : the man who fought an empire (American soldier, 1869-1882) -- Ulysses S. Grant : the king of America's progress through Egypt (traveler, 1877) -- Fanny Stone : diary of an American girl in Cairo (American soldiers, 1877) -- Anna Young Thompson : diary of a trip on the Ibis (missionary, 1887) -- Walter Granger and the American Museum of Natural History's expedition to the Fayoum (scientist, 1907) -- Theodore M. Davis : America's man in the Valley of the Kings (scientist, 1889-1915).
- "Most scholars assume that Americans were either not in Egypt in significant numbers during the nineteenth century or had little of importance to say. Often in their own words, explorers, consuls, tourists, soldiers, missionaries, artists, scientists, and scholars offer a rare American perspective on everyday Egyptian life and provide a new perspective on many historically significant events"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780786463046 (softcover : alk. paper)
078646304X (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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