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The Resource African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries, edited by James Fairhead [and others]

African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries, edited by James Fairhead [and others]

Label
African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries
Title
African-American exploration in West Africa
Title remainder
four nineteenth-century diaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Fairhead [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1860s, as America waged civil war, several thousand African Americans sought greater freedom by emigrating to the fledgling nation of Liberia. While some argued that the new black republic represented disposal rather than emancipation, a few intrepid men set out to explore their African home. African-American Exploration in West Africa collects the travel diaries of James L. Sims, George L. Seymour, and Benjamin J.K. Anderson, who explored the territory that is now Liberia and Guinea Between 1858 and 1874. These remarkable diaries reveal the wealth and beauty of Africa in striking descriptions of the geography, people, flora, and fauna. The dangers of the journeys surface, too - Seymour was attacked and later died of his wounds, and his companion, Levin Ash, was captured and sold into slavery again." "Challenging the notion that there were no black explorers in Africa, these diaries provide unique perspectives on nineteenth century Liberian life and life in the interior of the continent before it was radically changed by European colonialism."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
916.66204/2/092396073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT634
LC item number
.A37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1834-1910
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sims, James L
  • Seymour, George L
  • Anderson, Benjamin J. K.
  • Fairhead, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberia
  • Guinea
Label
African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries, edited by James Fairhead [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Liberia of the journeys -- Journeys in the interior -- James L. Sims, 1858 -- George L. Seymour, 1858 -- Benjamin Anderson, 1868-69 -- Benjamin Anderson, 1874 -- The journeys and the interior
Control code
50912516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780253341945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries, edited by James Fairhead [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Liberia of the journeys -- Journeys in the interior -- James L. Sims, 1858 -- George L. Seymour, 1858 -- Benjamin Anderson, 1868-69 -- Benjamin Anderson, 1874 -- The journeys and the interior
Control code
50912516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780253341945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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