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Title page of a book about the explorer David Livingstone, published in 1871
(The British Library)
The British Library/Heritage-Images; title page of book on David Livingstone, 1871
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in Africa. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • What is the scene shown in this image?
  • What does the source suggest about public interest in Livingstone and in Africa?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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