West African Countries and Peoples, British and Native (BOK)

James Africanus Beale Horton

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This book, first published in 1868, became the best-known work of medical officer and writer James Africanus Beale Horton (1835-1883), who was born in Sierra Leone to parents of Igbo descent. He was chosen by the British to train as an army medical officer and attended King's College, London, and Edinburgh University. He returned to West Africa and published his doctoral thesis, which was a medical topography of the region; subsequent works called for health reforms. West African Countries, however, went beyond medicine. In it Horton refutes the derogatory racial theories about Africans rife in Victorian Britain and its empire, and he examines the possibility of self-government and how it might function in Sierra Leone and other territories in West Africa, foreshadowing the decolonisation that took place almost one hundred years later.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter James Africanus Beale Horton
ISBN 9781108028592
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 21,9cm x 14,4cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 412 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd