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Author Robinson, Michael F. (Michael Frederick), 1966- author.

Title The lost white tribe : explorers, scientists, and the theory that changed a continent / Michael F. Robinson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  960.23 R564l 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and index.
Contents Stanley's lost story -- The interview -- Gambaragara -- Another world -- Early encounters -- The story breaks -- The curse of Ham -- Oriental Jones -- The beautiful skull -- Revising the hypothesis -- Mutesa -- Great Zimbabwe -- At the summit -- A world gone white -- The dynastic race -- The Aryan tidal wave -- Blonde Eskimos -- Tribes of the imagination -- The white psyche -- Cracks in the theory -- The roof of the world -- Colored by war -- Kennewick man -- Epilogue: what did Stanley see?
Summary "In 1876, in a mountainous region to the west of Lake Victoria, Africa, what is today Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, the famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley encountered Africans with what he was convinced were light complexions and European features. Stanley's discovery of this African 'white tribe' haunted him and seemed to substantiate the so-called Hamitic Hypothesis: the theory that the descendants of Ham--the son of Noah--had populated Africa and other remote places, proving that the source and spread of human races around the world could be traced to and explained by a Biblical story. In [this book], Michael Robinson traces the rise and fall of the Hamitic Hypothesis"
Subject Africa -- Discovery and exploration -- European.
Africa -- Colonization -- History -- 19th century.
Ethnology -- Africa -- History.
Whites -- Africa -- History.
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Discovery and exploration, European. (OCoLC)fst01352763
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Whites. (OCoLC)fst01174816
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780199978489 (hardback)
0199978484 (hardback)
Standard No. 40025856731

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