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 relatives fortress overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to the nonetheless younger Americas of the 1850s. His voyage—on foot, horseback, and by way of boat—would take him throughout the japanese usa, the waters of the Caribbean, the massive expanses of Mexico and the lovely lakes and mountain levels of South the US. Henri wouldn't go back domestic for 2 years.

Henri’s first-hand money owed of his travels within the New international replicate his observations on numerous 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 kin, seeing the sunshine of day for the 1st time in over a hundred and fifty years, will fascinate readers who worth wit, heritage, and the broadening traits of shuttle. His techniques and observations at the nineteenth century open a bigger window into the earlier, person who exhibits now and then how a long way we've got come and at others how a ways we nonetheless need to go.

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