In this arresting book, Larzer Ziff traces the history of distinctively American travel writing through the stories of five great representatives. John Ledyard (1752-1789) sailed with Captain Cook, walked across the Russian empire, and attempted to find a transcontinental route across North America. John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852), who today is recognized as the father of Maya archaeology, uncovered hundreds of ruins in two expeditions to the Yucatan and Central America, and he also was one of the first Americans to reach ...

Return Passages: Great American Travel Writing, 1780-1910 2000, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300082364

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Return Passages: Great American Travel Writing, 1780-1910 2000, Yale University Press, New haven

ISBN-13: 9780300191554

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