Literature of Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century Criticism: David Livingstone - Essay

Criticism: David Livingstone

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Ross, Andrew. “David Livingstone: The Man Behind the Mask.” In The London Missionary Society in Southern Africa, 1799-1999: Historical Essays in Celebration of the Bicentenary of the LMS in Southern Africa, edited by John de Gruchy, pp. 37-54. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000.

[In the following essay, Ross attempts to revise Livingstone's image as a paternalist, arguing that Livingstone saw the Africans as equals, though he considered their culture in need of Christian influence.]

William Monk, editor of David Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures, headed a subsection of the appendix he wrote for the second edition, ‘The unity of the human race further...

(The entire section is 9061 words.)