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Author Stone, Richard Henry
Title In Africa's Forest and Jungle : Six Years among the Yorubas
Imprint Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 2009
©2009
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (229 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Religion and American Culture Ser
Religion and American Culture Ser
Note Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Along the Coast -- 2. Up the Ogun -- 3. In Native Homes -- 4. The Story of Crowther -- 5. In a Native Caravan -- 6. An African Despot -- 7. Our First Dwelling -- 8. Some Beasts and Insects -- 9. Life and Language -- 10. Superstitions -- 11. Polygamy -- 12. Some African Maladies -- 13. Hunting -- 14. Mental Solitude -- 15. Waylaid and Captured -- 16. Flight from Ebaddan -- 17. Home Again -- 18. Opening Battles Around Ejahyay -- 19. Worshipping the Dead Prince -- 20. Leaving the Doomed City -- 21. Partial Civilization -- 22. Love Letters -- 23. A Narrow Escape -- 24. The Human Sacrifice -- 25. The Stolen Child -- 26. Improvements -- 27. Cast Among Robbers -- 28. The Colony of Lagos -- Transcription of Original Sources -- Illustrations follow page 55 -- Index
In Africa's Forest and Jungle is the memoir of Richard Henry Stone, a Civil War era Southern Baptist missionary, who served in what is now Nigeria during the late 1850s and again during the first years of the American Civil War. Stone published this work in 1899, when it became clear that age would prevent him from returning to Africa. Stone served in Africa with his wife and successfully learned the Yoruba language. He was an intelligent, self-reflective, and reliable observer, making his works important sources of information on Yoruba society before the intervention of European colonialism. In Africa's Forest and Jungle is a rare account of West African culture, made all the more complete by the additional journal entries, letters, and photographs collected in this edition
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Stone, Richard Henry In Africa's Forest and Jungle : Six Years among the Yorubas Alabama : University of Alabama Press,c2009 9780817355678
Subject Stone, R. H
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Alt Author Florey, Betty Finklea
Florey, Betty Finklea
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