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The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia. 1881 - First Edition With Observations On Native Character, The Present Condition And Future Prospects of Africa And Colonisation

A narrative of the author’s travels up the River Senegal from St. Louis and up the Gambia from Bathurst, covering a wide range of topics and providing details on native manners and customs, fauna, agriculture, the abolition of slavery, religion and missionaries. Sample contents are: Gambia tribes, English policy, Native wars and their results, Chief Maba, King Macadou, Colonisation, Misused rights, African slaves and masters, Fatatenda, Wooli people, Baraconda, A lion and dog fight, The Magic Flute, A Snake Temple.

The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia, Mitchinson, Alexander, William