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Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America's Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832-37

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Some two centuries ago, during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, New England's merchants and traders found themselves frozen out of their traditional markets in Europe and the Caribbean. Desperate for new business for their idled ships and crews, they asked President Andrew Jackson to explore opportunities for them on the other side of the globe. Prompted by the ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 15th 2015 by US Naval Institute Press
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Richard Jr.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All serious history buffs of 19th Century
Recommended to Richard by: Looked it up because I am working on a book dealing with diplomatic spy Edmund Roberts.
Here's an excellent book for those of you who dig the history of international trade and the opening up of the Far East to American ships. We always think of President Andrew Jackson as a man focused on his stateside job rather than the international world. This excellent work by Andrew Jampoler shows how the little known voyages and adventures of failed businessman Edmund Roberts helped open up trade with Muscat, Oman, Zanzibar and the kingdom of Siam. The author recounts many aspects of the ...more
Jared
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
'Embassy to the Eastern Courts' is a book that a friend of mine picked for me up at an event the the author had at the Library of Congress. Prior to picking up the book, I had little idea what the book was about other than it had to do with the U.S.'s first diplomatic embassies to Asia in the 1830s. The topic intrigued me, so I requested that she purchase a copy for me.

I enjoyed the book in the sense that it provided a great deal of information on a subject and a time frame that I know little
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