British Engineers and Africa, 1875–1914

British Engineers and Africa, 1875–1914

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Using a wide range of primary sources that include correspondence, diaries, technical reports, institutional minutes and periodicals, Andersen reconstructs the networks and activities of Britaina€™s engineers while focusing on London as a centre of imperial expansion.I should say that half the papers that are published are descriptions of works beyond the sea. ... In an article on the new building African Engineering noted that An interesting feature in the construction of the building will be ... were imbued with representations of the British empire and that keen attention to detail was paid in selecting these adornments. ... for Canada; for New Zealand the silver fern; a protea species for South Africa; the golden wattle for Australia; a palm leaf for all theanbsp;...

Title:British Engineers and Africa, 1875–1914
Author:Casper Andersen
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-22


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