Ismailia

Ismailia
A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade

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Ismailia by Samuel White Baker

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A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade

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ng the Nile Basin, with the object of opening those savage regions to legitimate commerce and establishing a permanent government."

This volume--"Ismailia"--gives an accurate description of the salient points of the expedition. My thanks are due to the public for the kind reception of the work, and for the general appreciation of the spirit which prompted me to undertake a mission so utterly opposed to the Egyptian ideas of 1869-1873; at a time when no Englishman had held a high command, when rival consulates were struggling for paramount influence, when the native officials were jealous of foreign interference, and it appeared that slavery and the slave trade of the White Nile were institutions almost necessary to the existence of Egyptian society.

It was obvious to all observers that an attack upon the slave-dealing and slave-hunting establishments of Egypt by a foreigner--an Englishman--would be equal to a raid upon a hornets' nest, that all efforts to suppress the old-established traffic in negro sl

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This is an eminently readable book as the author is an eminently able writer.
I have read many of the works of this man and find all of them fascinating.

This shows the way an old English aristocrat goes to work when when his task is to clear up the slaving in Africa. This,against all odds.
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