I need to do some research for some topics pertaining to a book I intend to write. The book involves the attempts at colonization in the Ashanti region of western Africa. Some of the information I need to assist in the development of this book would be as follows:
- How long would it take to travel from England to western Africa in the late 1890's?
- What would be the most likely route to travel from England to western Africa in the later 1890's?
- What types of weapons did the British army use in the late 1890's?
- What advanced educational opportunities were available to native Africans in the late 1890's?
I know that I could probably find these questions on my own if I spent enough time looking for them, but it would be helpful to me and other researchers to take advantage of the willingness of various subject matter experts to help find the information.