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Title:The Sponsorship and Financing of Livingstone's Last Journey
Author:Bridges, R.C.
Periodical:African Historical Studies
Geographic term:Southern Africa
biographies (form)
History and Exploration
About person:David Livingstone (1813-1873)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216192
Abstract:Many elements seem involved in Livingstone's last venture in Africa from 1866 to 1873: the epic of one man's struggle to fulfil his destiny, the culmination of the exploration of the 'dark continent', the beginnings of serious missionary enterprise in East and Central Africa, the campaign against the slave trade, and, perhaps, the beginnings of imperialism Given this multiplicity of factors, it has proved difficult enough to place Livingstone's journey in a convincing context of his whole life. The last journey will continue to attract the attention of historians. The way it was financed and sponsored is one aspect of Livingstone's career that has been misunderstood; this paper offers some observations on the subject. Notes.