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The Resource True yankees : the South Seas and the discovery of American identity, Dane A. Morrison

True yankees : the South Seas and the discovery of American identity, Dane A. Morrison

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True yankees : the South Seas and the discovery of American identity
Title
True yankees
Title remainder
the South Seas and the discovery of American identity
Statement of responsibility
Dane A. Morrison
Title variation
South Seas and the discovery of American identity
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Language
eng
Summary
"With American independence came the freedom to sail anywhere in the world under a new flag. During the years between the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Wangxi, Americans first voyaged past the Cape of Good Hope, reaching the ports of Algiers and the bazaars of Arabia, the markets of India and the beaches of Sumatra, the villages of Cochin, China, and the factories of Canton. Their South Seas voyages of commerce and discovery introduced the infant nation to the world and the world to what the Chinese, Turks, and others dubbed the "new people." Drawing on private journals, letters, ships' logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, True Yankees traces America's earliest encounters on a global stage through the exhilarating experiences of five Yankee seafarers. Merchant Samuel Shaw spent a decade scouring the marts of China and India for goods that would captivate the imaginations of his countrymen. Mariner Amasa Delano toured much of the Pacific hunting seals. Explorer Edmund Fanning circumnavigated the globe, touching at various Pacific and Indian Ocean ports of call. In 1829, twenty-year-old Harriett Low reluctantly accompanied her merchant uncle and ailing aunt to Macao, where she recorded trenchant observations of expatriate life. And sea captain Robert Bennet Forbes's last sojourn in Canton coincided with the eruption of the First Opium War. How did these bold voyagers approach and do business with the people in the region, whose physical appearance, practices, and culture seemed so strange? And how did native men and women--not to mention the European traders who were in direct competition with the Americans--regard these upstarts who had fought off British rule? The accounts of these adventurous travelers reveal how they and hundreds of other mariners and expatriates influenced the ways in which Americans defined themselves, thereby creating a genuinely brash national character--the "true Yankee." Readers who love history and stories of exploration on the high seas will devour this gripping tale."--Book jacket
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Morrison, Dane Anthony
Dewey number
917.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E164
LC item number
.M86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science
Series volume
131st ser., 1
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  • National characteristics, American
  • Ship captains
  • Merchant mariners
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • National characteristics, American
  • Ship captains
  • Merchant mariners
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Oceania
  • South Atlantic Ocean
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True yankees : the South Seas and the discovery of American identity, Dane A. Morrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first generation: Samuel Shaw's polite reception, 1784-1794 ; Amasa Delano opens the great South Sea, 1790-1820 ; Edmund Fanning's "Voyages round the world," 1793-1834 -- The second generation: Harriett Low in Manila and Macao, 1829-1834 ; Robert Bennet Forbes and the First Opium War, 1839-1840
Control code
885312731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421415420
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024209788
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885312731
Label
True yankees : the South Seas and the discovery of American identity, Dane A. Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first generation: Samuel Shaw's polite reception, 1784-1794 ; Amasa Delano opens the great South Sea, 1790-1820 ; Edmund Fanning's "Voyages round the world," 1793-1834 -- The second generation: Harriett Low in Manila and Macao, 1829-1834 ; Robert Bennet Forbes and the First Opium War, 1839-1840
Control code
885312731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421415420
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024209788
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885312731

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