Ismailia 2 Volume Set: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt

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Sir Samuel White Baker (1821–1893) was a traveller and explorer. A lifelong campaigner against slavery, he lived with and later married a woman he rescued from a slave auction in eastern Europe. This two-volume work of 1874 is his account of a military expedition under Ismail Pasha (Ismail the Magnificent, 1830–1895), Khedive of Egypt, to suppress the slave-trade in central Africa between 1869 and 1873. Having found Egyptian citizens exploiting the population of the lawless central lands, Ismail determined to ...
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Sir Samuel White Baker (1821–1893) was a traveller and explorer. A lifelong campaigner against slavery, he lived with and later married a woman he rescued from a slave auction in eastern Europe. This two-volume work of 1874 is his account of a military expedition under Ismail Pasha (Ismail the Magnificent, 1830–1895), Khedive of Egypt, to suppress the slave-trade in central Africa between 1869 and 1873. Having found Egyptian citizens exploiting the population of the lawless central lands, Ismail determined to colonize and modernize the Nile basin (now southern Egypt and Sudan). He appointed Baker governor-general and major-general in the Ottoman army. Illustrated with over 50 plates and maps of the area, and with Baker's lively observations of the country and of the society he was trying to reform, this book is a wonderful record of a lost world, and of an important stage in late Ottoman military expansion.
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Volume 1: 1. Introductory; 2. English party; 3. The retreat; 4. The camp at Tewfikeeyah; 5. Exploration of the Old White Nile; 6. The start; 7. Arrival at Gondokoro; 8. Official annexation; 9. New enemies; 10. Destruction of the Shir Detachment; 11. Spirit of disaffection; 12. Vessels return to Khartoum; 13. Moral results of the hunt. Volume 2: 1. The advance south; 2. The advance to Loboré; 3. Arrival at Fatiko; 4. The march to Unyoro; 5. March to Masindi; 6. Restoration of the liberated slaves; 7. Establish commerce; 8. Treachery; 9. The march to Rionga; 10. Build a stockade at Foweera; 11. No medical men; 12. I send to Gondokoro for reinforcements; 13. Arrival of M'Tésé's envoys; 14. Conclusion; Appendix; Index.
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