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The Founding Fathers

in Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786–1791

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853233770
eISBN:
9781846317293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317293.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

A small but notable number of black people lived in Britain during the latter part of the eighteenth century, most of them concentrated in London. Some of these blacks, known as the Black Poor, would ... More


Imagining the Tropical Colony: Henry Smeathman and the Termites of Sierra Leone

Starr Douglas and Felix Driver (eds)

in Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses Smeathman's writings on termite colonies. It examines the visual mapping of tropical nature through the work of naturalist Henry Smeathman. In the course of his travels in ... More


Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Deirdre Coleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1771 Joseph Banks, John Fothergill and other wealthy collectors sent a talented, self-taught naturalist to Sierra Leone to collect all things rare and curious, from moths to monkeys. The name of ... More


Jamaicans In and Out of Nova Scotia

Anya Zilberstein

in A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The temporary settlement of the Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia from 1796 to their departure for Sierra Leone in 1800 was the most extraordinary episode in the long history of attempts to prove to ... More


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