Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

2/11/2011

Dr. Livingstone’s lost 1871 ‘massacre’ diary recovered; discovery rewrites history

In Africa 140 years ago, David Livingstone, the Victorian explorer, met Henry M. Stanley of the New York Herald and gave him a harrowing account of a massacre he witnessed, in which slave traders slaughtered 400 innocent people. Stanley’s press reports prompted the British government to close the East African slave trade, secured Livingstone’s place in history and launched Stanley’s own career as an imperialist in Africa. for more click here

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