FINDING DR. LIVINGSTONE, a history in documents from the Henry Morton Stanley Archives

: Leduc-Grimaldi (M.) & Newman (J.) eds.

R 925.00
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542pp., illus., maps, paperback, Athens, 2020


Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi and James L. Newman have transcribed and annotated the entirety of Henry Morton Stanley’s documentation.

“Henry Morton Stanley’s expedition in search of David Livingstone is one of the iconic events in the history of African exploration. Yet what we knew about the expedition came mainly from Stanley’s sensationalist published account. A far more complicated picture emerges from his original field notes and journals, which are brought to light at last in this superbly edited volume.” Dane Kennedy, author of The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia

Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi is curator of the Henry M. Stanley Archives and Collections at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium. With James L. Newman, she edited Adventures of an American Traveler in Turkey by H.M. Stanley. She is in charge of archives and history training programs for graduate students, archivists, and librarians from Central Africa.

James L. Newman is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. His previous works include The Peopling of Africa: A geographic interpretation; Imperial Footprints: Henry M. Stanley’s African Journey; Paths without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa and Encountering Gorillas: A chronicle of discovery, exploitation, understanding, and survival. He lives in Syracuse, New York.