Asiatic Land Battles: Allied Victories in China and Burma by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy

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Terprise should clean 4. A by its Northwest Coast sea otter. Upper class Chinese were attracted sumptuous pelt for use in clothing. Plate no. 37 from Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (New York, 1848). The Empress 18 The journey between New York and one at of China Philadelphia was a long and arduous the time: several days by stagecoach and considerably longer by water, especially if winds and currents were uncooperative. Ledyard arrived in Philadelphia disheartened, nearly broke, and looking for some seafaring em- ployment to tide him over, but in that he was also disappointed.

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The West, the exotic "Indies" conjured India". Spices — cloves, pepper, mace, nutmeg, and cinnamon — especially spices used to preserve perishable foodstuffs as an alternative to salting or smoking, were the magnets that drew European traders towards the East. It was Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator who, in 1418, set in motion the first, tentative probes along the west African coast into the dreaded "green sea of darkness" imagined to lurk beyond the far side of Cape Bojadore. Thanks Western Eyes Turn Eastward to his initiative, such expeditions led not only to the 9 European discovery of India but also to Portuguese domination of the East Indies trades as well.

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