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The lost white tribe : explorers, scientists, and the theory that changed a continent

Author: Michael F Robinson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1876, in a mountainous region to the west of Lake Victoria, Africa, what is today Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, the famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley encountered Africans with what he was convinced were light complexions and European features. Stanley's discovery of this African 'white tribe' haunted him and seemed to substantiate the so-called Hamitic Hypothesis: the theory that the descendants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Robinson
ISBN: 9780199978489 0199978484 9780199978496 0199978492 9780199978502 0199978506
OCLC Number: 907446471
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Stanley's lost story --
The interview --
Gambaragara --
Another world --
Early encounters --
The story breaks --
The curse of Ham --
Oriental Jones --
The beautiful skull --
Revising the hypothesis --
Mutesa --
Great Zimbabwe --
At the summit --
A world gone white --
The dynastic race --
The Aryan tidal wave --
Blonde Eskimos --
Tribes of the imagination --
The white psyche --
Cracks in the theory --
The roof of the world --
Colored by war --
Kennewick man --
Epilogue: what did Stanley see?
Responsibility: Michael F. Robinson.

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"In 1876, in a mountainous region to the west of Lake Victoria, Africa, what is today Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, the famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley encountered Africans with what he was convinced were light complexions and European features. Stanley's discovery of this African 'white tribe' haunted him and seemed to substantiate the so-called Hamitic Hypothesis: the theory that the descendants of Ham--the son of Noah--had populated Africa and other remote places, proving that the source and spread of human races around the world could be traced to and explained by a Biblical story. In [this book], Michael Robinson traces the rise and fall of the Hamitic Hypothesis"--Amazon.com.

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"A well-researched, well-documented, and highly readable account." --Kirkus "A masterful biography of an idea: the life story of the Hamitic hypothesis and its relationship to the histories of Read more...

 
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