By Jean-François de Buren

Blending event and social remark, 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 via boat—would take him in the course of the jap usa, the waters of the Caribbean, the huge expanses of Mexico and the beautiful lakes and mountain levels of South the USA. Henri wouldn't go back domestic for 2 years.

Henri’s first-hand money owed of his travels within the New global replicate his observations on numerous 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 resembling Louis Agassiz; and his colourful encounters with eu emigrants and wily executive officers.

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

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