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Henry Morton Stanley

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Seena Schmitt

on 1 October 2014

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Henry Morton Stanley
- Born January 28th, 1841 in Denbigh, Wales
- In 1867, Stanley became a special messenger for the New York Herald.
- In 1869, he was commissioned by the paper to go to Africa in search of the Scottish missionary and explorer, David Livingstone
- Stanley wanted to develop the Congo region but failed to get British support, but he managed to get King Leopold II's.
- Died in London on May 10th, 1904.
The Situation in the Congo
Stanley + The Congo
Westerners were fascinated by foreign, remote places of the world. They were interested in exploring and conquering new lands. Stanley is a great example of this.
While Stanley was on his expedition to follow the Congo River to its end, Leopold was keeping track of his progress and congratulated him as soon as he reached the Lualaba.
A Beneficial Relationship
By: Alexis, Seena, and Hannah
Henry Morton Stanley
Leopold and Stanley
The diplomatic relationship between Stanley and Leopold greatly benefited them both.
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Sources
"Henry Stanley (1841 - 1904)."
BBC
. BBC, n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2014.
Hochschild, Adam.
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Print.
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