The Image of Africa: British Ideas and Action, 1780-1850, Volume 1

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1973 - History - 526 pages

In this encyclopedic work of intellectual history, Philip D. Curtain sought to discover the British image of Africa for the years 1780–1850.

 

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Contents

The Known and the Unknown
3
The Africans Place in Nature
28
The Promise and the Terror of a Tropical Environment
58
New Jerusalems
88
PART II
121
The Lessons of Experience
123
A Pattern of Discovery
140
The Problem of Survival
177
Towns and Elephants
198
Its Physical Causes
227
Its Moral Causes
244
Techniques for Culture Change
259
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About the author (1973)

Philip D. Curtin, author of The Atlantic Slave Trade and Two Jamaicas, is Emeritus Professor of History and former Chairman of the African Studies program at the University of Wisconsin.

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