The Times on the 1841 Niger Expedition
The Times on the 1841 Niger Expedition


The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy


The following reports, letters and leading articles from the Times concern the 1841 Niger expedition. Although initial reports were factual, the newspaper soon became highly critical of the planned expedition, considering that the hypocritical leaders of the Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade, and for the Civilization of Africa were sending the expedition members to an almost certain death for a fatuous cause.


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