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Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

P. Kevin MacKeown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Numerous personality clashes and financial and other intrigues surrounded the early efforts to set up an observatory in Hong Kong. Blending personalities, politics, and practicalities of studying the ... More


A White Man's Country: Elite Masculinity, Racial Decline, and the Frontier Stories of Theodore Roosevelt

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter takes up Theodore Roosevelt's big-game hunting expedition to the British colony of East Africa and Kenya with his son Kermit. Roosevelt, who identified this colonial space as a “white ... More


Writing and Reading about Death

John Parker

in In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.003.0015
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter considers the transformation from a culture of speaking about death to one which included writing and reading about death. It spotlights the final quarter of the nineteenth century, from ... More


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