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Title Britons Through Negro Spectacles: or A Negro on Britons
Author(s) Merriman-Labour, A. B. C
Section Section III: The Visible Empire
Date 1909
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher The Imperial and Foreign Company
Library British Library
Reference 12352.v.9
Region Europe, Africa
Names A.B.C. Merriman-Labor, Charles Darwin (p13), Lord Mayor of London (pp25-26), Rudyard Kipling (p32), Charles Lamb (p171)
Places Great Britain, England, City of London
Topics travel writing, race, impressions of London, origin of humans (pp12-14), race, perceived differences between white and black people (pp13-14), number of Africans living in London (p17), transport in London (pp19-20), compared to transport in Africa (p20), London underground (pp21-24), servants in London (pp22-23), Bank of England (pp27-29), crowds (p28-29), money (p28), police, policemen and policing (pp30-31, 57), firemen (pp31-32), military, British soldier (pp31-32), Salvation Army (pp36, 44), the poor (pp36-45), beggars (pp36-37), overpopulation (p37), the upper ten thousand (p46), class, crime and punishment, comparison between the criminal classes of Africa and London (pp47-48), pickpockets (pp48-51), multi racial nature of London (p51), climate of London (pp52-56), difficulties of English language (pp58-59), meaning of London place-names (pp59-61), religion, St Paul's Cathedral (pp69-72, 77), missionary work, missionaries in Africa (p72), Christianity compared in Africa and London (pp72-78, 84-86, 229), religious sects in Britain (pp79-81), loneliness of London (pp88-89), lodgings (pp88-91), disease (pp95-97), funeral rites (pp97-98), London dialects (pp99-100), London's difficulty in understanding West African accent (pp100-101, 127-128), African and British food compared (pp102-103), newspapers (pp104-123), racist journalism (pp106-107, 115-119), British imitations of African culture (pp111-114), myths perpetrated in Britain about Africa by newspapers (pp120-122), prejudice against Africans in London (pp126-129), British justice system (pp123-126, 134-138), liof law students in London (pp139-142), London education system (pp143-147), compared to African (pp145-147), Cleopatra's Needle (pp149-150), as reminder of the glory of African history (p150), Westminster Abbey (pp151-152), slavery (pp153-156), British abolitionists (pp153-156, 162), Houses of Parliament (pp157-165), political discussions about colonialism in West Africa (pp160-165), proposal for new constitution for disunited West Africa (pp160), imperialism (pp160-165 ), racial equality in West African government (p162), Europeans' feelings regarding Africans (pp168-171), Londoners' misconceptions regarding black people (pp173-178), racism in the suburbs of London (pp175-177), Piccadilly (pp179-181, 227), prostitution (p181), Hyde Park (pp182-183), romance in London (pp184-199), lonely heart's advertisements in London's newspapers (pp187-190), marriage ceremony (pp194-199), status of women, parallels between treatment of British women and Africans (pp203-211), alleged moral inferiority of African race (pp209-210), London entertainment (pp212-216), music halls (pp213-218), beauty of English women (pp218-221), immoral pastimes in London (pp222-225)
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