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Title:David Livingstone: exploring the many myths and truths behind the doctor
Author:Mackenzie, RobISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:25
Pages:119-129
Language:English
Notes:ills.
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:expeditions
missions
biographies (form)
Biography, Obituaries
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
Missionaries
history
biography
About person:David Livingstone (1813-1873)ISNI
Abstract:The Afrian people have a high regard for David Livingstone, but there are also critical views concerning the famous explorer. This paper refutes a number of misconceptions, paying attention to Livingstone's allegedly bad relationships with other whites; his capacities as a missionary; the love he felt for his wife (Mary Moffat); his behaviour as a father; the failure of the Zambezi Expedition, of which he was the leader; and his impact on civilization by opening up Africa to Christianity and lawful commerce, and particularly his efforts to put an end to the slave trade. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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