Egypt and England (1904)

Dr. Sloane discusses conditions in Egypt following a four-month visit in 1904, reflecting on that nation’s strong relationship with England and France.

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Dr. Sloane discusses conditions in Egypt following a four-month stay in that country in about 1904, reflecting on that nation’s strong relationship with England and the French, particularly in relation to the financing of the Suez Canal and other improvements and modernizations, at a time the various ethnic and religious groups in Egypt, the dominance of Mohammedanism, and the nominal rule of the Ottoman Empire during much of the 19th century. The author of this essay, Dr. William M. Sloane (1850-1928), taught history at Princeton University and Columbia University and was founder and first president of the United States Olympic Committee, escorting the first U.S. Olympics team to Athens in 1896.