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Henry Smeathman, the flycatcher : natural history, slavery and empire in the late eighteenth century

Author: DEIRDRE COLEMAN
Publisher: [S.l.] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book enriches our understanding of Romanticism and colonialism by telling the story of Henry Smeathman (1742-86), natural historian and sentimental traveller whose extraordinary life in West Africa and the West Indies provides us with vivid, eye-witness accounts of Atlantic slavery, the Middle Passage, and the difficulties of collecting in the tropics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1008760408
Named Person: Henry Smeathman; Henry Smeathman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: DEIRDRE COLEMAN
ISBN: 9781786948717 1786948710
OCLC Number: 1041802505
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Smeathmania; 1 Metamorphosis; 2 Prospects; 3 Residence; 4 Housekeeping; 5 Currency; 6 Doldrums; 7 Antislavery; 8 Prodigal Returns; Conclusion: Legacies; Appendix; 'Proposals for printing by subscription, Voyages and Travels in Africa and the West-Indies, from the Year 1771, to the Year 1779 inclusive. By Henry Smeathman.'; 'Oeconomy of a Slave Ship'; 'Mr Smeathman's Useful hints for those who intend to visit or settle in Africa and other hot Climates' 'Some Account of the Termites, which are found in Africa and other hot climates. In a Letter from Mr. Henry Smeathman, of Clement's Inn, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P. R. S.'Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Deirdre Coleman.

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