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By Jean-François de Buren

Blending experience and social remark, the journals and letters of Henri de Büren, a tender Swiss nobleman, aspect his grand journey from his relations fort overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to the nonetheless younger Americas of the 1850s. His voyage—on foot, horseback, and by means of boat—would take him in the course of the jap usa, the waters of the Caribbean, the monstrous expanses of Mexico and the lovely lakes and mountain levels of South the United States. Henri wouldn't go back domestic for 2 years.

Henri’s first-hand money owed of his travels within the New international mirror his observations on various matters: the grandeur of nature (made either from the vantage aspect 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 eu emigrants and wily executive officers.

Henri’s journals and letters to his relations, seeing the sunshine of day for the 1st time in over one hundred fifty years, will fascinate readers who price wit, background, and the broadening traits of go back and forth. His concepts and observations at the nineteenth century open a bigger window into the previous, person who indicates from time to time how some distance we've got come and at others how a ways we nonetheless need to go.

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