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David Livingstone : mission and empire

Author: Andrew C Ross
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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"David Livingstone (1813-1873) was one of the supreme representatives of the British Empire. Yet his career suffered many set-backs during his own life-time, and since his death his reputation has swung between extremes of adulation and dismissal. Were his epic journeys through Africa purely to save souls and counter the slave trade? Or were they the first steps towards bringing the peoples of Central Africa under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Livingstone; David Livingstone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Ross
ISBN: 9781852855659 1852855657
OCLC Number: 271693961
Notes: Originally published 2002.
Description: xiv, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The displaced Gael --
A student in Glasgow and London --
The LMS and southern Africa --
Kuruman and Mabotsa --
Kolobeng and the north --
South African politics --
Coast to coast --
Years of triumph --
The Zambesi expedition --
Linyanti --
Failure and defeat --
Home and family --
Bombay to Bangweulu --
Last journeys --
Livingstone and imperialism.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Ross.

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