By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

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In early November 1834, an aristocratic young couple from Savannah and South Carolina sailed from New York and began a strange seventeen year odyssey in West Africa. Leighton and Jane Wilson sailed along what was for them an exotic coastline, visited cities and villages, and sometimes ventured up great rivers and followed ancient paths. Along the way they encountered not only many diverse landscapes, peoples, and cultures, but also many individuals on their own odysseys- including Paul Sansay, a former slave from Savannah ...

By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey 2013, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465002726

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