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Author Clarke, Erskine, 1941- author.

Title By the rivers of water : a nineteenth-century Atlantic odyssey / Erskine Clarke.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    266.5109 CLA    Available
Description xxii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I, Starting places. A slave's world -- Many mansions -- A Black River home -- A place seen from afar. Part II, Journey to a West African cape. Testing the waters -- Fair hope among the Grebo -- Beneath an African sky -- Sorrows and conflicts -- The bitter cost of freedom -- Exploring strange worlds -- The conversion of William Davis (Mworeh Mah) -- Rose-tinted glasses -- "The liberty of choosing for themselves." Part III, Life among the Mpongwe. Toko and the waterwitch -- A sophisticated, hospitable, and heathen people -- Rainforest lessons -- The French : "the most dishonest and shameless people" -- Home visit -- "He worships with sincere devotion the customs of his ancestors." Part IV, Homeward journey. An unsought and unexpected appointment -- A patriot's choice -- Civil war -- Home ground -- Distant voices.
Subject Wilson, J. Leighton (John Leighton), 1809-1886.
Wilson, Jane Bayard, 1809-1885.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. -- Missions -- Liberia.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. -- Missions -- Gabon.
Missionaries -- Liberia -- Biography.
Missionaries -- Gabon -- Biography.
Missionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Grebo (African people) -- Missions.
Mpongwe (African people) -- Missions.
ISBN 9780465002726 hardcover
0465002722 hardcover

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