The Physician and the Slave Trade: John Kirk, the Livingstone Expeditions and the Crusade against Slavery in East Africa

The Physician and the Slave Trade: John Kirk, the Livingstone Expeditions and the Crusade against Slavery in East Africa

by Daniel Liebowitz
     
 

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Booknews
Trained as a physician, Kirk was also an explorer who traveled with David Livingstone across Africa, a botanist, and a diplomat who played a key role in ending the African slave trade and influencing the evolution of European-African relations during the Victorian Age. This is the first modern biography of Kirk. Includes many b&w maps, photos, and illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
John Reader
Liebowitz makes a cracking good story out of the Zambezi expedition...He also presents an exemplary account of Kirk's role in the international machinations which heralded the Scramble for Africa on the eastern shores of the continent...Liebowitz's book goes a good way towards setting the record straight, and is a fitting commentary on the unfairness of fame.

The London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716730989
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.14(d)

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