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MacQueen, James 1778-1870

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Works: 112 works in 437 publications in 1 language and 6,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Diaries  Maps  Sources 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: DT117, 916.704
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Most widely held works by James MacQueen
A geographical survey of Africa: its rivers, lakes, mountains, productions, states, populations, &c. with a map of an entirely new construction, to which is prefixed a letter to Lord John Russell regarding the slave trade and the improvement of Africa by James MacQueen( )

29 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840
The Nile basin by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

15 editions published between 1864 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West India colonies : the calumnies and misrepresentations circulated against them by the Edinburgh Review, Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Cropper ... by James MacQueen( )

18 editions published between 1824 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geographical and commercial view of northern Central Africa : containing a particular account of the course and termination of the great River Niger in the Atlantic ocean by James MacQueen( )

23 editions published between 1821 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James MacQueen (1778-1870) was a British geographer fascinated by the problem of the River Niger. He set out to try to establish (on the basis of accounts by explorers, traders and missionaries), that one and the same river flowed continuously through Africa and into the Atlantic Ocean, thus challenging long-established beliefs that African rivers either disappeared into the sand or terminated in lakes. MacQueen documents his findings in this pioneering work, first published in 1821. Drawing on evidence from a range of authorities, he argues that previous misconceptions about the Niger had left Africa isolated from the civilised world, and shows how his discovery could open up trading opportunities between Africa and other countries, suggesting that contact with Europeans would lead to the eventual abolishment of the slave trade in the interior. This important study remains relevant to scholars of both geography and African history today
The West India colonies; the calumnies and misrepresentations circulated against them by the Edinburgh review, Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Cropper, &c. &c by James MacQueen( Book )

21 editions published between 1824 and 1969 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General statistics of the British Empire by James MacQueen( )

18 editions published between 1836 and 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to the Right Honourable Lord Glenelg : on the West Indian currency, commerce, African slave trade, &c. &c. by James MacQueen( )

11 editions published between 1838 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics of agriculture, manufactures, and commerce by James MacQueen( )

16 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of 1812, 1813, and 1814. Also, the causes and consequences of the French revolution. To which is added, the French confiscations, contributions, requisitions, &c. &c. from 1793, till 1814 by James MacQueen( )

22 editions published between 1815 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, missionaries of the Church missionary society, detailing their proceedings in the kingdom of Shoa, and journeys in other parts of Abyssinia, in the years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842 by Charles William Isenberg( )

15 editions published between 1843 and 1986 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1829 the Church Missionary Society began operations in the African kingdom of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). The Anglican clergyman Charles Isenberg (1806-64) joined the mission there in 1835, followed by Johann Ludwig Krapf (1810-81) in 1837. Soon afterwards, opposition to the Society's presence in Abyssinia caused them to leave. However, they were determined to establish a base in the central Ethiopian kingdom of Shoa (Shewa), and did so in 1839, entering from the Yemeni port of Mocha. Isenberg stayed in the capital, Ankobar, from 7 June until 6 November 1839, while Krapf remained until 1842 and travelled to other, lesser-known parts of the country. This work, published in 1843, is an account of their period of missionary activity, told through their journals. It begins with a geographical account of the region by the leading specialist of the time, James MacQueen (1778-1870), widely considered one of his most important works
The Nile basin. Part I: Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's western lake reservoir : a memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864 ; with prefatory remarks by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

7 editions published between 1864 and 1990 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on a trip to America, 1889 by James MacQueen( )

15 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the political and military events of 1815 : intended to complete the narrative of the campaigns of 1812, 1813, and 1814 by James MacQueen( )

5 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West India colonies; the calumnies and misrepresentations circulated against them by the Edinburgh review, Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Cropper &c. &c., examined and refuted by James MacQueen( )

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general plan for a mail communication by steam between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western parts of the world by James MacQueen( )

12 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of 1812, 1813, 1814 and 1815, also the causes and consequences of the French revolution : to which is added the French confiscations, contributions, requisitions, &c. &c. from 1793 till 1814 by James MacQueen( )

8 editions published between 1816 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization of Africa -- Sierra Leone -- liberated Africans by James MacQueen( )

2 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Mr. Hay, presenting a "few facts" connected with the costs of "those attempts which Great Britain is, and has long been making to introduce knowledge, civilization, and industry, into the western shores of Africa", notably the colony of Sierra Leone, noting the failure of those attempts, and suggesting a new course of action
A geographical survey of Africa, its rivers, lakes, mountains, productions, states, population, &c. To which is prefixed a letter to Lord John Russell regarding the slave trade and improvement of Africa by James MacQueen( )

13 editions published between 1840 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James MacQueen (1778-1870) was a British geographer and also one of the most outspoken critics of the methods of the British anti-slavery campaign in the 1820s and 1830s. Although he never visited Africa, he became an acknowledged expert on the continent, through reading all available accounts, ancient and modern, as well as interviewing slave merchants while managing a sugar plantation in the West Indies. This work was published in 1840, and was aimed at assisting the expansion of colonial trading interests. In the preface he is critical of the efficacy of British attempts to eradicate the slave trade, and also of the ill-preparedness and often fatal ignorance of many explorers. He believed that with better information and planning, European involvement in Africa could be much more effective, and that the slave trade could be better reduced by the work of missionaries and by increased trade than by military intervention
 
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A geographical survey of Africa: its rivers, lakes, mountains, productions, states, populations, &c. with a map of an entirely new construction, to which is prefixed a letter to Lord John Russell regarding the slave trade and the improvement of Africa
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The West India colonies : the calumnies and misrepresentations circulated against them by the Edinburgh Review, Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Cropper ...A geographical and commercial view of northern Central Africa : containing a particular account of the course and termination of the great River Niger in the Atlantic oceanGeneral statistics of the British EmpireA general plan for a mail communication by steam between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western parts of the worldA geographical survey of Africa, its rivers, lakes, mountains, productions, states, population, &c. To which is prefixed a letter to Lord John Russell regarding the slave trade and improvement of Africa
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James MacQueen MacQueen, James (1778–1870), geographer

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