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Title Alone in West Africa
Author(s) Gaunt, Mary
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1911
Document Type Printed Book
Library British Library
Reference 010095.e.39
Region Africa, Australasia
Names Mary Gaunt, Sir Charles Lucas (ppv, 8), Sir George Denton (ppv, 10, 18, 42), Zachary Macauley (p50)
Places West Africa, Gambia (pp10, 14-24, 28-47), Bathurst (pp15, 17-24), Sierra Leone (pp48-58), Freetown (pp50-58), Liberia (pp59-79), Monrovia (pp67-73), Guinea coast (p80), Tano River (pp111, 371), Elmina (pp147-154), Cape Coast, Annamabu (p164), Accra (pp178-193), Volta river (p209), Togo (p242), Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania (p1), Australia (pp1, 5, 46, 331, 333)
Topics travel writing, contents (vii), index (p401), list of illustrations (pxvii), East India Company (p1), status of women (pp3-4, 46, 75, 80, 120, 146, 167-169, 286-287, 375, 391), female suffrage (p375), marriage (pp4, 76, 282-287, 375), polygamy (pp35, 40, 282, 286), colonial government (pp15, 41-42, 110, 115, 173, 179-180, 209-210, 270, 325, 346-347, 352, 375, 380, 387), forts, colonial power, colonial rule (pp16, 41-42, 45, 115, 176, 346), colonial conquest (p346), similarity between English colonies in West Africa and Roman rule in Britain (pp15-16), uprising, colonial conflict (pp150, 339-344, 377), siege of Kumasi (pp339-344), perception of white superiority (pp45, 71, 78, 115, 150, 162, 178, 272), racism (pp16, 20, 31, 52-53, 74, 115, 178), education (pp16, 52-53, 151-154, 279, 397), financial benefit of colonies (pp17, 44, 77, 335, 386), French empire (pp17, 37, 44-46, 109), Portuguese empire (pp17, 81, 147), German empire (pp123, 166, 225, 242-275), American Empire (pp59-60), health and disease (pp18, 148, 173, 183-184, 256-266, 331, 364, 390), yellow fever (pp148, 174), sleeping sickness (p256-266), natural history, mosquito (pp18, 329), servant (pp19, 124-125), diversity of African peoples (pp19-20), inter-racial marriage (pp16, 20), trade (pp23, 25, 44, 254), slavery, slave trade (pp26, 28, 48, 60), abolition (pp48-49, 60), Islam, Mohammedanism (pp19, 30, 40, 351), climate (pp32-33, 333, 389), tribal chiefs (pp36-38), West African Field Force (p42), transport, railways (pp44, 268, 334, 389), Christmas (p45), language (p54), dress (pp37, 55, 57, 70, 75, 100-101, 187, 348-349, 378), superstition, fetish (pp70, 177, 205, 345), juju (p93), burial customs (pp92-93), missionary work (pp73-74, 83-84, 192, 225, 279, 289-290, 392-397), Christianity (pp83-84), hygiene (pp71, 152, 277), crime and punishment (pp95-96, 270, 273), treatment of African prisoners (pp270-273), torture (p194), human sacrifice (pp195, 361), cotton growing experiment (p220), exploitation of resources, gold fields (pp322, 331, 335, 386), employment, wages (p337), Ashanti warrior (pp341-342, 347, 378), Ashanti people (pp341-372), wealth of West Africa (p385), Indian Civil Service (pp387, 398)
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