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The making of John Ledyard [electronic resource] :empire and ambition in the life of an early American traveler / Edward G. Gray.

By: Gray, Edward G, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 224 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780300137811 (electronic bk.); 0300137818 (electronic bk.); 1281735256; 9781281735256.Subject(s): Ledyard, John, 1751-1789 | Ledyard, John, 1751-1789 -- Travel | Ledyard, John, 1751-1789 -- Friends and associates | Explorers -- United States -- Biography | Travelers -- United States -- Biography | Voyages and travels -- History -- 18th century | TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Adventurers & Explorers | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks | TRAVEL -- Budget | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds | TRAVEL -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Road Travel | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Adventure | United States -- Description and travel | Oceania -- Description and travel | Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel | მოგზაურობაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 910.92 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Ledyard lived and traveleld in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England backcountry to Tahiti, Hawaii, the American Northwest coast, Alaska, and the Russian far east. In this engaging biography, historian Edward Gray offers not only a full account of Ledyard's eventful life but also an illuminating view of the late eighteenth-century world in which he lived. Ledyard was both a product of empire and an agent in its creation, Gray shows, and through this adventurer's life it is possible to discern the many ways empire shaped the lives of nations, peoples, and individuals in the era of the American Revolution, the world's first modern revolt against empire.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-215) and index.

During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Ledyard lived and traveleld in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England backcountry to Tahiti, Hawaii, the American Northwest coast, Alaska, and the Russian far east. In this engaging biography, historian Edward Gray offers not only a full account of Ledyard's eventful life but also an illuminating view of the late eighteenth-century world in which he lived. Ledyard was both a product of empire and an agent in its creation, Gray shows, and through this adventurer's life it is possible to discern the many ways empire shaped the lives of nations, peoples, and individuals in the era of the American Revolution, the world's first modern revolt against empire.

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