Embassy to the Eastern courts : America's secret first pivot toward Asia, 1832-37 /

"In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, the U.S. found its merchants and traders locked out of their traditional markets in Europe and the Caribbean. Hoping for new and profitable American trade relationships, President Andrew Jackson dispatched an unemployed ship-owner and merchant with no d...

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Main Author: Jampoler, Andrew C. A., 1942-
Format: eBook
Published: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2015.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: The 1830s
  • Part 1. The first cruise, March 8, 1832-May 31, 1834 : USS Peacock and USS Boxer
  • President Jackson, Secretary Woodbury, and Mister Roberts
  • The Frigate USS Potomac at Kuala Batee
  • Master Commandant Geisinger, Chargé d'Affaires Baylies, and Surgeon Ticknor
  • Monte Video to Manila
  • China, Cochin China, and Siam
  • Oman, Mozambique, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, and New York
  • Part 2. The second cruise, April 25, 1835-November 2, 1837 : USS Peacock and USS Enterprise
  • Commodore Kennedy, Captain Stribling, Lieutenant Commanding Campbell, and Surgeon Ruschenberger
  • Grounded!
  • Colombo, Batavia, and Bangkok
  • Cochin China and Macao
  • The voyages home
  • Epilogue: Sultana in New York City and USS Peacock on the Columbia River bar.