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ERIC Number: EJ781097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
1889 Consular Dispatch from Baghdad
Potter, Lee Ann
Social Education, v71 n7 p344-347 Nov-Dec 2007
In the late summer of 1888, officials at the U.S. Department of State appointed John Henry Haynes of Rowe, Massachusetts, to become the first U.S. consul in Baghdad. At that time, Baghdad--along with all of present day Iraq--was part of the Ottoman Empire, as it had been for more than three centuries. In his fourth dispatch, a single-page, hand-written message presented here, Haynes announced that he had safely arrived in Baghdad. This article briefly relates the story of the creation of the Baghdad consulate, describes the work done by the early consuls, and provides teaching selections related to Haynes' fourth dispatch.
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iraq