“As the Wolf from the Dog”; American Overseas Exploration and the Compartmentalization of Humankind: 1838-1859. Joyce, Barry Alan. Univ. of California Riverside Ph.D. dissertation, Sept. 1995. 1838-42 U.S. Exploring Expedition (Wilkes). Antarctic Reading: Expeditions Examples used are the Charles Wilkes’ US Exploring Expedition 1838-43, and Elisha Kent Kane’s search for Franklin in 1859.