Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Assocation, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797
C. & W. Nicol
Reise i det indre Afrika, Oversat af C. C. Boeck (Kjøbenhavn: 1800). Danish. Reize in de binnenlanden van Afrika, gedurende de jaren 1795, 1796 en 1797 (Den Haage: Leeuwestijn, 1801-02). Dutch. Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797 (Paris: Dentu, Carteret, Tavernier, An VIII [1799-1800]). French. Reise in das Innere von Afrika in den Jahren 1795, 1796 und 1797 (Hamburg: Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1799). German. Viaggio nell'interno dell'Africa fatto negli anni 1795, 1796 e 1797 (Milano: Sonzogno & Co., 1816). Italian. Mungo Parks resa i det inre af Africa åren 1795 til 1797 (Stockholm: 1800). Swedish.
Travel Writings
Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. British Library. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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Africa Niger River Slave Caravan Slavery Travels Interior Districts Traders
Famed for determining the direction of the Niger river, Park's bestselling travels in West Africa,funded by the African Association, were published in the late eighteenth century and quickly translated into a number of European languages. His description of travelling with a slave caravan, and especially the fate of a slave named Nealee had an enormous influence on abolitionist sentiment. Park is cited as an authority on Africa and the slave trade by a number of abolitionists, such as Clarkson, Wilberforce, Buxton & Linstant, although he was himself ambivalent about the slave trade and slavery.
Cited in abolitionist writings including: Statements illustrative of the Nature of the Slave Trade (1824), Thomas Clarkson, The Cries of Africa to the inhabitants of Europe (1821), A Short Review of the Slave Trade (1827), Wilberforce’s Letter to Talleyrand (1814), Lettre a l’Empereur Alexandre (1822), Buxton’s The African Slave Trade and its Remedy (1839) and Linstant's Essai sur les moyens d'extirper les préjugés des blancs (1841).