Federation of Nigeria

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Lagos, ceded to Britain in 1861 and declared a colony in 1862, served as a base for the suppression of the slave trade and as an entrepot for the trade with the interior, which a British expedition under Heinrich Barth (1850-55) had begun to explore. The British business community in Lagos had in 1854 set up their own law courts which enjoyed general respect.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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