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The Resource Missing links : the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector, Jeremy Rich

Missing links : the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector, Jeremy Rich

Label
Missing links : the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector
Title
Missing links
Title remainder
the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Rich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jeremy Rich uses the eccentric life of R.L. Garner (1848-1920) to examine the commercial networks that brought the first apes to America during the Progressive Era, a critical time in the development of ideas about African wildlife, race, and evolution. Garner was a self-taught zoologist and atheist from southwest Virginia. Starting in 1892, he lived on and off in the French colony of Gabon, studying primates and trying to engage U.S. academics with his theories. Most prominently, Garner claimed that he could teach apes to speak human languages and that he could speak the languages of primates. Garner brought some of the first live primates to America, launching a traveling demonstration in which he claimed to communicate with a chimpanzee named Susie. He was often mocked by the increasingly professionalized scientific community, who were wary of his colorful escapades, such as his ill-fated plan to make a New York City socialite the queen of southern Gabon, and his efforts to convince Thomas Edison to finance him in Africa. Yet Garner did influence evolutionary debates, and as with many of his era, race dominated his thinking. Garner's arguments--for example, that chimpanzees were more loving than Africans, or that colonialism constituted a threat to the separation of the races--offer a fascinating perspective on the thinking and attitudes of his times. Missing Links explores the impact of colonialism on Africans, the complicated politics of buying and selling primates, and the popularization of biological racism."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rich, Jeremy
Dewey number
599.88096721
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.G37
LC item number
R53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garner, R. L.
  • Primatologists
  • Apes
  • Apes
  • Apes
  • Gabon
  • Americans
  • Racism
  • Africans
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Garner, R. L.
  • Garner, Richard Lynch
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Africans
  • Americans
  • Apes
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Primatologists
  • Racism
  • Gabon
  • United States
  • Kolonialismus
  • Primatologie
  • Rassismus
  • Tierhandel
  • Gabun
Label
Missing links : the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector, Jeremy Rich
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The southern Gabonese coast in the age of Garner -- Garner's animal business in Africa and America -- Is the monkey man manly enough? -- Race, knowledge, and colonialism in Garner's African writings -- African animals for white supremacy -- An American sorcerer in colonial Gabon -- Aping civilization
Control code
781786184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820341811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q519s
  • 9ce48ade-5dd6-4027-a7d6-b95c5cc17e63
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781786184
Label
Missing links : the African and American worlds of R.L. Garner, primate collector, Jeremy Rich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The southern Gabonese coast in the age of Garner -- Garner's animal business in Africa and America -- Is the monkey man manly enough? -- Race, knowledge, and colonialism in Garner's African writings -- African animals for white supremacy -- An American sorcerer in colonial Gabon -- Aping civilization
Control code
781786184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820341811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q519s
  • 9ce48ade-5dd6-4027-a7d6-b95c5cc17e63
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781786184

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