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European Settlements on the West Coast of Africa

Hewett, J. F. Napier

ISBN 10: 083711568X / ISBN 13: 9780837115689
Published by Negro Universities Press, 1969
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Usual library marks, stamps. Clean pages, tight binding. Originally published in 1862. " compiled from notes made by the author during his sojourn on the West Coast of Africa ."374 pp 5.75x8.75 Brown, gold title. Bookseller Inventory # 021393

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Title: European Settlements on the West Coast of ...

Publisher: Negro Universities Press

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: HardCover Former Library Book

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: 1969 Reprint

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVILt. RESULTS OF NATIVE AGRICULTURE.--FERTILITY OF SIERRA LEONE. --HOW TO ABOLISH THE SLAVE TRADE. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING CLIMATE.--NEGRO INDOLENCE.--THE BLACK MAN AND THE BRITISH PLOUGHMAN.--WHY THE SMALLER ISLANDS FLOURISH.--METHOD OF DEALING WITH THE BLACK. THE PHILANTHROPISTS.--ANECDOTE OF A QUAKER. THE NEGRO AND HIS FRIENDS.--RUINOUS STATE OF THE WEST INDIES.-^ FAILURE OF MISSIONARY SCHEMES. INJUDICIOUS TRAINING OF NEGROES. HOW TO IMPROVE THE NEGRO.--WANT OF INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. In Chapter III., while speaking of the wonderful fertility of Sierra Leone, I remarked that the soil exhibits an exuberant fecundity unsurpassed by any region on the earth; that the land is tolerably well peopled; is situated near the market, and thus possesses every facility for cheap production and abundant supply of all those things which are essential to the maintenance of the trade, consequently of the greatness, of Britain, and to the support of our toiling millions--viz., cotton and sugar. This unusual combination of advantages should render it a scene of busy, cheerful labour; an expanse green with the waving sugar-cane; interspersed with cotton plantations mingled with fields of yellow guinea corn, with rice, groundnut, indigo and tobacco patches, and with coffee plantations in the hills; the whole varied with vistas of cloistered bananas, and groves of umbrageous orange, citron, and mango; and adorned with handsome houses, and all other, the outward and visible signs of wealth, enterprise, and contentment, such as once was displayed by the West India Islands: yet, notwithstanding every advantage, the greater part, like the larger of these islands, now lies uncultivated and waste. If the lands composing our dependencies on the west coast of Africa...

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