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Published: 01 September 2018

336 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940537

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Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher

Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Deirdre Coleman

Liverpool University Press

Romantic Reconfigurations Studies in Literature and Culture 1780 1850

  • First full biography of the natural history collector, Henry Smeathman
  • Showcases exciting new archival research on the British slave trade in West Africa
  • New perspectives on European life on the West African coast in the 1770s
  • Sheds new light on Joseph Banks and his interest in African exploration
  • Details Quaker involvement in Africa in the last quarter of the 18th century