The lost white tribe : explorers, scientists, and the theory that changed a continent

Robinson, Michael F. (Michael Frederick), 1966- author

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  • Creator Michael F. Robinson
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
  • Physical Details
    • x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780199978489, 0199978484, 9780199978496, 0199978492, 9780199978502, 0199978506
  • OCLC ocn907446471

Summary

  • "In 1876, in a mountainous region to the west of Lake Victoria, Africa, what is today Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, the famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley encountered Africans with what he was convinced were light complexions and European features. Stanley's discovery of this African 'white tribe' haunted him and seemed to substantiate the so-called Hamitic Hypothesis: the theory that the descendants of Ham--the son of Noah--had populated Africa and other remote places, proving that the source and spread of human races around the world could be traced to and explained by a Biblical story. In [this book], Michael Robinson traces the rise and fall of the Hamitic Hypothesis"--Amazon.com.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and index.

Contents

  • Pt. I: Stanley's lost story. 1. Gambaragara ; 2. Another world ; 3. Early encounters ; 4. The story breaks ; 5. The curse of Ham ; 6. Oriental Jones ; 7. The beautiful skull ; 8. The hypothesis revised ; 9. King Mutesa ; 10. Great Zimbabwe ; 11. At the summit -- pt. II: A world gone white. 12. The dynastic race ; 13. The Aryan tidal wave ; 14. Blond Eskimos ; 15. Tribes of the imagination ; 16. The white psyche ; 17. Cracks in the theory ; 18. The roof of the world ; 19. Colored by war ; 20. Kennewick Man -- Epilogue: What did Stanley see?
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