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The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
In August of 1838 the United States Exploring Expedition set sail from Norfolk Navy Yard with six ships and more than seven hundred crewmen, including technicians and scientists. Over the course of four years the expedition made stops on the east and west coasts of South America; visited Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti; discovered the Antarctic land mass; and exp ...more
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by University of Nebraska Press
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