By Lee A. Farrow
The first Russian royal ever to go to the USA, Alexis obtained a journey via post-Civil warfare the United States that emphasised the nation's cultural solidarity. whereas the enthusiastic American media breathlessly suggested each aspect of his itinerary and entourage, Alexis visited Niagara Falls, participated in a bison hunt with Buffalo invoice Cody, and attended the Krewe of Rex's first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. As observe of the royal customer unfold, the general public flocked to coach depots and occasions around the kingdom to trap a glimpse of the grand duke. a few speculated that Russia and the USA have been contemplating a proper alliance, whereas others surmised that he had come to the us to discover a bride.
The journey used to be now not with no incident: many urban officers balked at spending public money on Alexis's reception, and there have been rumors of an assassination plot via Polish nationals in long island urban. extra widely, the stopover at highlighted difficulties at the nationwide point, comparable to political corruption and protracted racism, in addition to the rising cultural and political energy of ethnic minorities and the continued sectionalism among the North and the South. Lee Farrow joins her exam of those cultural underpinnings to a full of life narrative of the grand duke's travel, growing a fascinating list of a distinct second in foreign relations.
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Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871-1872 by Lee A. Farrow