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Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector

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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 Fren
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by University of Georgia Press
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From our pages (May–June/13): "R. L. Garner was a self-taught zoologist during the Progressive Era, famous for his study of African primates in Gabon, who influenced contemporary debates about evolution. Maywood University associate professor of social sciences Jeremy Rich examines Garner’s life (1848–1920) and work, as well as the race-dominated thinking of the time. Missing Links explores the effect of colonialism on Africans, the complicated history of buying and selli
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