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Reporting West Africa: Sources and Uses of Information

  • Philip D. Curtin

Abstract

Even during the disinterested decade of the 1830’s, some new data continued to flow from West Africa to Britain, but the quality and quantity were both altered. Exploration no longer had its old appeal. With the Niger problem solved and “Timbuctu the mysterious” visited by two expeditions, the quarterlies turned to other matters. Travellers’ accounts were limited to the now-familiar regions of the Guinea coast.

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British Association Slave Trade Gold Coast Guinea Coast Human Sacrifice 
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