Barbarism: Its Physical Causes

  • Philip D. Curtin

Abstract

Faced, as they were, with the necessary adjustment to the era of “legitimate trade,”the British began to look more closely at African society. Any rationally conceived policy required some understanding of what Africa would become if left to herself, and what she might become under British influence. This understanding, in turn, called on the theoretical knowledge of scholars and scientists—on their beliefs about the nature of race, environment, and culture.

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Europe Beach Gall Lution Dition 

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