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A Voyage Across the Americas – The Journey of Henri de Büren by Jean-François de Buren PDF

By Jean-François de Buren

Blending experience and social observation, the journals and letters of Henri de Büren, a tender Swiss nobleman, aspect his grand travel from his kin citadel overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to the nonetheless younger Americas of the 1850s. His voyage—on foot, horseback, and through boat—would take him in the course of the japanese usa, the waters of the Caribbean, the gigantic expanses of Mexico and the lovely lakes and mountain levels of South the USA. Henri wouldn't go back domestic for 2 years.

Henri’s first-hand debts of his travels within the New global mirror his observations on various matters: the grandeur of nature (made either from the vantage element of an artist and avid botanist); racial injustice and social inequality; his conferences with famous Swiss scientists comparable to Louis Agassiz; and his colourful encounters with ecu emigrants and wily executive officers.

Henri’s journals and letters to his kin, seeing the sunshine of day for the 1st time in over a hundred and fifty years, will fascinate readers who worth wit, background, and the broadening characteristics of shuttle. His strategies and observations at the nineteenth century open a bigger window into the prior, one who exhibits now and then how a long way now we have come and at others how a long way we nonetheless need to go.

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