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Great Britain declares Lagos (Nigeria) to be a Crown colony

Africa, 1857, zoomable map
08/06/1861
In order to prevent other European powers from gaining access to the Nigerian slave trade, Great Britain declares the port area of Lagos to be a Crown colony. (By Brian Bockelman)

 

Source Citation: 
Peter Stearns, ed., The Encyclopedia of World History (New York:  Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001), 591.

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