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Transatlantic Sketches

Transatlantic Sketches
Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108051903

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  • Sir James Edward Alexander (1803–85), an officer in the British Army, travelled the world extensively and published over a dozen fascinating accounts of his journeys. A passionate and intrepid explorer, Alexander was instrumental in ensuring the safe transfer of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to England in 1877. Demonstrating the same humour with which his writing is imbued, he later buried pictures of the twelve most beautiful English women of the time at the base of the Needle. Published in 1833, this two-volume work offers insights into the landscapes, peoples and practices of the Americas. With wit and eloquence, Alexander takes the reader with him on his adventures, but also provides significant commentary on the slave populations he encountered.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108051903
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Embark in a ship bound for South America
    2. Land at Stabroek
    3. Desire to visit the interior
    4. On the Indian tribes of British Guiana
    5. Settlers on the coast
    6. Descend the Essequibo
    7. The important question of the abolition of slavery
    8. Visit the Morocco coast of Essequibo
    9. Embark in a schooner bound to Barbadoes
    10. Leave Enmore to make the tour of the island
    11. The great hurricane of 1831
    12. Sail from Barbadoes
    13. Sail from Tobago
    14. The British government judiciously preserves the laws of conquered colonies
    15. Sail from Trinidad
    16. Discourse on military matters continued
    17. Leave Grenada
    18. Sail in his Majesty's brig Reindeer for Jamaica
    19. Summary account of the treatment of slaves under British masters
    20. Sail in his Majesty's frigate Blanche for Cuba
    21. Population of Havannah
    22. Statistical account of Cuba. Volume 2:
    1. Passengers in the Aurora, bound to New Orleans
    2. Detention in New Orleans
    3. Leave New Orleans
    4. Memphis, in Tennessee
    5. Nashville hotel
    6. Cincinnati in Ohio
    7. The last days of Francis Abbott
    8. Colonel By, R. E.
    9. Enquiries regarding emigration
    10. Leave New York to see Congress opened
    11. Leave Washington
    12. Leave New York to visit West Point
    13. Leave the military academy
    14. Connecticut.

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    James Edward Alexander

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