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Sir Burton Expounds on Coffee, Preserving Meat, and Local Bread in East Africa, 1860

During his  exploratory trip to Lake Tanganyika with John Henning Speke,Sir Richard Burton gathered information on local crops and diets – most of which was given by Arab and Swahili informants – not local inhabitants. While the data are interesting, … Continue reading

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