Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent

@article{Brantlinger1985VictoriansAA,
  title={Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent},
  author={Patrick Brantlinger},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1985},
  volume={12},
  pages={166 - 203}
}
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