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  • 5-13-02
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  • Image from the New Hampshire Republican, v. 1 n. 4 (1890), [p. 7-8]. "THE STANLEY OF 1861 THROWING THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM ON A DARK CONTINENT". Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was, among other things, the first European explorer to trace the route of the Congo River from Central Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Known also as the man who "found" the explorer David Livingstone in 1871, he continued exploring equatorial Africa after Livingstone's ... more
    Image from the New Hampshire Republican, v. 1 n. 4 (1890), [p. 7-8]. "THE STANLEY OF 1861 THROWING THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM ON A DARK CONTINENT". Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was, among other things, the first European explorer to trace the route of the Congo River from Central Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Known also as the man who "found" the explorer David Livingstone in 1871, he continued exploring equatorial Africa after Livingstone's death in 1873. His explorations led the way for European colonization of Africa in the late nineteenth century. Here, the cartoon references Stanley's exploration of the "Dark continent," as Africa was referred to at the time, and uses the name to refer to the slave-holding Southern states at the time of the Civil War. The Republican Party, led by President Abraham Lincoln, is thus paralleled with Stanley as bringing metaphorical light to the dark south by freeing the slaves. Communities and Geography; Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems. less
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