The Life and African Exploration of David LivingstoneLivingstone, ed. In Livingstone's Field Diary. Adrian S. Wisnicki and Megan Ward, dirs. Livingstone Online.
David Livingstone, Missionary and Explorer to Africa
He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class " rags-to-riches " inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of British commercial and colonial expansion. Livingstone's fame as an explorer and his obsession with learning the sources of the Nile River was founded on the belief that if he could solve that age-old mystery, his fame would give him the influence to end the East African Arab-Swahili slave trade. It is this power [with] which I hope to remedy an immense evil. Livingstone, I presume? Livingstone was born on 19 March in the mill town of Blantyre , Scotland in a tenement building for the workers of a cotton factory on the banks of the River Clyde under the bridge crossing into Bothwell.
David Livingstone, one of the most famous men of his time was a missionary who was dedicated to the heart of Africa, unceasing for Christ without hesitation. I gawked, thinking this had to be a far fetch. But after studying the life of David Livingstone, I am less skeptical of this great claim. Who is David Livingstone? David Livingstone was a Scottish explorer, abolitionist, and Christian missionary. He played the largest role in the discovery and mapping of the unknown continent of Africa at his time. Livingstone received international honors, high accreditation, and prestige for his missions work in the Western world and for his work amongst the African continent.
David Livingstone , African missionary and explorer, was born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, [Scotland] on 19 March His great-grandfather fell at the battle of Culloden fighting for the Stuarts. His grandfather was a small farmer at Ulva in the Hebrides, who, finding his farm insufficient to support a numerous family, moved in to Blantyre in Lanarkshire, about seven miles from Glasgow, where he found employment in the cotton factory of H. His sons became clerks in the same factory, but, with the exception of Neil, all entered either the army or navy during the war with France. Neil, after serving an apprenticeship to David Hunter, a tailor, married in his daughter Agnes, eventually became a small tea-dealer, and spent his life at Blantyre and Hamilton. He was a religious man, and for the last twenty years of his life held the office of deacon of an independent church at Hamilton. He had five sons and two daughters, and set them a consistent example of piety, while the mother, a delicate woman, with a flow of good spirits, did her best to make the two ends meet.