The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo; based on the observations made and material collected during the Harvard African Expedition, 1926-1927 (Volume I / Part I: The African Republic of Liberia)

By: Editor-Richard P. Strong

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Inscribed By One Of The Memebers Of The Expedition (George C. Shattuck - Asst Professor Of Tropical Medicine) Volume I. Clean! N Volume I - Inscribed By One Of The Memebers Of The Expedition (George C. Shattuck - Asst Professor Of Tropical Medicine) Volume I. Clean! No marks. . . . . . . TOC: 1.) Introduction -- 2.) Geography -- 3.) Climate -- 4.) Inhabitants and Conditions under which they Live -- 4a.) Early history of the colony -- 4b.) Government -- 4c.) Liberian Army (“frontier force”) -- 4d.) Cabinet and Legislature -- 4e.) Americo-Liberians -- 4f.) Population -- 4g.) Monrovia -- 4h.) Conditions in other coastal towns -- 4i.) Relationship between “civilized” and “native” people -- 4j.) Indigenous inhabitants -- 4j1.) The Kru, Bassa and Grebo tribes -- 4j2.) The Mandingo and Vai tribes -- 4j3.) The Kpwesi tribe -- 43i.) The pawning of women -- 4j4.) The Manos and Gios; other smaller tribes -- 5.) Tribal Customs -- 5a.) Bush schools -- 5b.) Fetish doctors -- 5c.) Medicines and poisons -- 5d.) Customs regarding death, burial and birth -- 5e.) The leopard men -- 5f.) Trian by ordeal -- 6.) Languages -- 7.) Slavery -- 8.) Governmental Conditions in the Interior -- 9.) Agriculture, Farm and Forest Products -- 9a.) Food -- 9b.) Industries and articles manufactured -- 9n.) Rubber production -- 10.) Financial Conditions -- 11.) Travel in the Interior and Care of Personnel -- 12.) Geology and Flora -- 13.) Zoology -- 13a.) Mammals and birds -- 13b.) Reptiles and Amphibians -- 13c.) Entomology -- 14.) Sanitary and Medical Conditions: Prevailing Diseases -- 15.) Problems concerning the Welfare of the People . . . . . . . . . . . . . The account of the expedition, which has been edited by Dr. Strong in two large volumes (THIS IS VOLUME ONE ONLY), covers geography, climate, the inhabitants and conditions under which they live, tribal customs, languages, slavery, zoology, herpetology, ornithology, and a careful study of medical and pathological conditions of the natives. The personnel of the expedition was G. M. Allen, T. C. Bequart, H. T. Coolidge '96, D. H. Linder '21, G. C. Shattuck '01, Max Theiller, and Loring Whitman '25.

Title: The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo; based on the observations made and material collected during the Harvard African Expedition, 1926-1927 (Volume I / Part I: The African Republic of Liberia)

Author Name: Editor-Richard P. Strong

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1930

ISBN Number: B001QDLW84

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Good

Seller ID: 6142