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Map of Africa showing the main slave trading routes in 1889
(Catalogue ref: FO 925/356)
Catalogue ref: FO 925/356; map of slave trading routes in Africa, 1889
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the campaign against slavery?
  • how the slave trade worked in the later 1800s?
  • the methods used to stop the slave trade?
  • the commitment of the British to stopping the slave trade?
  • any benefits which resulted from British rule?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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