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Tales Of The African Frontier

Author : John A. Hunter
ISBN : 1571572422
Genre : History
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The colorful characters of East Africa's early colonial period walk across the pages of this powerful book by John Hunter and Dan Mannix. Meet Tippu Tib, the greatest of all slave traders and the man who owned the slave responsible for killing the elephant with the biggest tusks ever recorded. Read how Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo and how Joseph Thompson faced not only the ferocious Masai but also incredible hardships during his explorations into the interior of East Africa. Find out how John Boyes, elephant poacher extraordinaire, declared himself king of the Wa-Kikuyu and how Robert Foran, the notorious Lado Enclave ivory poacher, cheated Belgian and British authorities alike.

Beyond The Rails

Author : Jack Tyler
ISBN : 1493767747
Genre : Fiction
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Jules Verne meets Firefly in this series of tales by a new voice on the steampunk landscape. Join this group of misfits, castoffs, and fugitives as they try to make a living moving cargo in Colonial Africa on their ramshackle blimp, the Kestrel, in the face of everything an untamed land can throw at them.

The Politics Of A South African Frontier

Author : Martin Chatfield Legassick
ISBN : 9783905758146
Genre : History
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This book publishes Martin Legassick's influential doctoral thesis on the preindustrial South African frontier zone of Transorangia. The impressive formation of the Griqua states in the first half of the nineteenth century outside the borders of the Cape Colony and their relations with Sotho-Tswana polities, frontiersmen, missionaries and the British administration of the Cape take centre stage in the analysis. The Griqua, of mixed settler and indigenous descent, secured hegemony in a frontier of complex partnerships and power struggles. The author's subsequent critique of the "frontier tradition" in South African historiography drew on the insights he had gained in writing this dissertation. It served to initiate the debate about the importance of the precolonial frontier situation in South Africa for the establishment of ideas of race, the development of racial prejudice and, implicitly, the creation of segregationist and apartheid systems. Today, the constructed histories of "Griqua" and other categories of indigeneity have re emerged in South Africa as influential tools of political mobilisation and claims on resources.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011809204
Genre : Copyright
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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)

Tales Of The Barbarians

Author : Greg Woolf
ISBN : 1444390805
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material. Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts Offers a fresh perspective by examining passages from ancient writers in a new light

Wagner The Wehr Wolf Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales Of Strange Creatures

Author : George W. M. Reynolds
ISBN : 9781473399587
Genre : Fiction
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This early work by George W. M. Reynolds was originally published in 1848 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Wagner the Wehr-Wolf' is a short story about a man who makes a deal to remain young but at the cost of becoming lycanthropic. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Technology And The Economic Development Of The Tropical African Frontier

Author : THOMAS R. DE GREGORI
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More Nigerian Tales Of The Colonial Era

Author : Mike C. Atkinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070159913
Genre : Colonial administrators
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An American Family On The African Frontier

Author : Richard H. Bradford
ISBN : UOM:39015034207111
Genre : Africa, Southern
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In the late 1880s, as the American frontier "closed", the family of Frederick Russell Burnham, an American prospector and military hero, left for Africa in search of a new life. Burnham's experiences in the Indian uprisings of the U.S., his disenchantment with industrial America during the labor battles of the 1880s, and the necessity of using native labor in the mines of South Africa all shaped his thinking during a time when Social Darwinism was fashionable. In a collection of letters edited by historians Mary E. and Richard H. Bradford, the Burnham's life in Africa comes alive, revealing a seldom-seen portrait of turn-of-the-century South Africa through the eyes of an American family that believed, as many of that time did, that a land's resources were available for the taking. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal a brutally honest account of Frederick Russell Burnham's role in the subordination of native cultures for profit. His views, echoed by Cecil Rhodes and many other prominent American, British, and Dutch citizens, held disregard for and ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Ultimately, the letters give the reader a fascinating glimpse of America's role in the history of the "Dark Continent". More to the point, however, they go a long way towards explaining many of the problems South Africa faces today.

Tales From The Development Frontier

Author : Hinh T. Dinh
ISBN : 9780821399897
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tales from the Development Frontier presents analytical reviews and case studies that show how selected countries have developed light manufacturing to create jobs and foster prosperity. The focus is on China, a current powerhouse in light manufacturing, but the volume also analyzes a selection of countries in Africa and Asia.

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