There is nothing so corrupt as history when it enters the service of the state. — Edgar Quinet

Land of the Golden Trade - John Lang



This book covers the exploration of Africa from the earliest voyages of the ancient Phoenicians to about 1900. It's primary focus is the Ivory coast, and many of the stories are about the explorers, plunders, traders. slavers, and pirates who frequented Western Africa. There were few permanent European settlements in the area because of the difficult climate, so the historical stories are episodic rather than comprehensive. The history of the slave trade of particular interest.

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Dias in the "Roaring Forties".


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