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Extracts from an 1831 report on the activities of British missionaries in Africa
(Catalogue ref: CO 48/144/104783)
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Catalogue ref: CO 48/144/104783, report on activities of British missionaries, 1831
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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 does the source tell historians about the work of the missionaries?
  • Does the source provide any evidence that the missions were successful or unsuccessful?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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