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Title:'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?': the legacy of Dr. David Livingstone
Author:Tengatenga, JamesISNI
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Geographic term:Malawi
Subject:biographies (form)
About person:David Livingstone (1813-1873)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/23611941
Abstract:This paper was presented at the University of Edinburgh on 16 March 2013, to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Dr. David Livingstone. It starts with a brief description of the roles Dr. David Livingstone acquired and how his legacy lives on. David Livingstone (19 March 1813 - 1 May 1873) was a pioneer medical missionary and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'. Livingstone operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class 'rags to riches' inspirational figure, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. The paper gives a selective appreciation of Livingstone's work and legacy in the areas that have relevance in Malawi today. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]