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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Curtis Keim (Moravian College), Carolyn Somerville (Hunter College)
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Westview Press, 2017.
Edition
Fourth edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780813349831, 0813349834, 9780813350769, 081335076X
Contents
  • Changing our mind about Africa
  • How we learn
  • The origins of "darkest Africa"
  • "Our living ancestors" : evolutionism and race across the centuries
  • Where is the real Africa?
  • We should help them
  • Cannibalism : no accounting for taste
  • Africans live in tribes, don't they?
  • Safari : beyond our wildest dreams
  • Africa in images
  • Changing views
  • From imagination to dialogue.
Description
xi, 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-222) and index.
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