Mastering the Niger : James MacQueen's African geography and the struggle over Atlantic slavery (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Mastering the Niger : James MacQueen's African geography and the struggle over Atlantic slavery

Author: David Lambert
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Mastering the Niger, David Lambert recalls Scotsman James MacQueen (1778-1870) and his publication of A New Map of Africa in 1841 to show that Atlantic slavery-as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth, and a focus of political struggle-was entangled with the production, circulation, and reception of geographical knowledge. The British empire banned the slave trade in 1807 and abolished slavery itself in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lambert, David (Historian).
Mastering the Niger.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013014686
(OCoLC)841199160
Named Person: James MacQueen; James MacQueen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lambert
ISBN: 9780226078236 022607823X
OCLC Number: 862050395
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Mastering the Niger --
Sources --
"Mr. Park's book" and the Niger problem --
Keeping account of Atlantic commerce --
Captive knowledge --
Courses --
Credibility and truth making in the Atlantic world --
Surveying Sierra Leone --
Thomas Fowell Buxton and the Niger expedition --
Termination --
Beyond the Niger.
Responsibility: David Lambert.
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Examines the inspirations and foundations for James MacQueen's geographical theory as well as its reception, arguing that Atlantic slavery and ideas for alternatives to it helped produce geographical  Read more...

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"What Mastering the Niger achieves is hugely impressive as a contribution to the history of geographical thought, the history of slavery and abolitionism, and Atlantic history." (Robert Mayhew, Read more...

 
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