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Correspondence in 1902 on the recruitment of Africans to work in mines
(Catalogue ref: DO 119/718)
8a 8b
8a   8b                
Catalogue ref: DO 119/718; letters about African mine workers, 1902
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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 does the De Beers official want to do?
  • What is the attitude of De Beers to Mr Muhlenbeck?
  • What is the attitude of the British official to Mr Muhlenbeck?
  • Does this source suggest he is concerned for the welfare of the Africans?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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