ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Missionaries:The aims of missionaries in Zimbabwe
The missionaries who came to Zimbabwe had several aims
- The main aim of spreading Christianity.
- To promote legitimate trade between Europeans and Africans.
- To campaign against slave trade and slavery in general.
- To promote equality among all humankind and counter the racist attitudes exhibited by some of the early European settlers and explorers.
- To confuse Africans.
- To pave way for European colonisation of African states and kingdoms.
- To develop an indigenous middle class that would maintain and staff their local churches.
- To teach people so that they could be literate.
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