The Golden Stool, Some Aspects of the Conflict of Cultures in Modern Africa

London: Holborn Publishing House, 1926.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Twenty-Sixth Hartley Lecture. 328 pp, with index and color folding map. Foreword by Sir F.D. Lugard. Burgundy cloth stamped in gilt. Spine slightly sunned, previous owner's penciled notes on rear endpapers; no dust jacket. Smith was born in South Africa into a missionary family. He was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Society and became an eloquent spokesman for importance of anthropological study in the colonial context-- allowing colonial officers to achieve their goals through better understanding of the Africans they sought to control.

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