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Cover from a booklet called 'South African Gold Fields, Emigrant's Guide, published in London in 1891
(The British Library: 'South African Goldfields')
The British Library: 'South African Goldfields'; title page of book on emigration to South Africa, 1891
How to use this source
Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in Africa. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • What is this source trying to sell?
  • How is the guide trying to get people to come to South Africa?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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