1st Edition

The Sudan and Slavery

ISBN 9781138216556
Published March 28, 2018 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

The critics of Charles George Gordon accused him of vacillation and of instability of character. His supporters refused to admit that he was inconstant; they took the position that it was the Gladstone Cabinet which manifested a spirit of indecision that was fraught with terrible consequences. General Gordon was a prolific letter-writer, and he also kept a journal. Many official notes and dispatches deal with his final mission to Khartoum. This book, first published in 1933, attempts to get at the truth of Gordon’s character and his time in the Sudan through these letters, this journal, these notes and despatches.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory  2. Ismail, Khedive of Egypt  3. Gordon Called to Central Africa  4. Anti-Slavery ‘Prohibition’ and ‘Regulation’  5. Gordon Leaves for Gondokoro  6. Ever on the Trek  7. Departs for Lake Albert  8. Surveys the Victoria Nile  9. Returns to the Sudan  10. Inspects Darfur  11. Finishes His Inspection  12. Summoned to Cairo  13. The Debt Inquiry  14. The Aftermath of the Inquiry  15. The End of Gordon’s First Mission to the Sudan  16. The Sudan Abandoned  17. Gladstone Drafts Gordon  18. Gordon’s Instructions  19. At Cairo  20. En Route to Khartoum  21. Arrival at Khartoum  22. First Days at Khartoum  23. The Berber Expedition  24. The Mahdi’s Letter  25. The Veil of Silence  26. Demoted  27. Alone  28. The Dash to Khartoum  29. Too Late

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