25.2. The Partition of Africa Racheal Treadway. Africa in the 1800s. Africa was still a mysterious place Europeans knew the coastline because of their trading posts, but interior was a mystery Very culturally diverse Many different tribes and cities with different beliefs
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The Partition of Africa
Africa was still a mysterious place
Europeans knew the coastline because of their trading posts, but interior was a mystery
Very culturally diverse
Many different tribes and cities with different beliefs
Different regions of Africa ruled by different people/empires
People begin expeditions into Africa
Europeans were not able to explore the interior of Africa before the 1800s
Geography & diseases like malaria made it too difficult
New technologies developed (steamships, medical advances) that would change all this.
Fascinated with the geography and adventure Africa presented
Missionaries followed after the explorers
Built schools, hospitals, and churches
Also concerned about slave trade
Wanted to guide Africans to salvation
Pushed for westernization
Encouraged rejection of their traditions
More sympathetic towards the African people in his writings than most other Europeans
Thought the interior of Africa should be opened to trade and to Christianity.
Blazed trails that other explorers followed
Journalist Henry Stanley spent 2 years looking for him.
“Dr. Livingston, I presume?”
Spent 30 years exploring Africa and its people