AQA A-level History Question Help [ 1J The British Empire June 2017 paper]Watch
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The missionaries bore a special responsibility for the increasing ‘cultural arrogance’ of the British public and misrepresenting African society in a way calculated to give rise also to racial arrogance. The reasons are not difficult to discern. The missionaries were entirely dependent on public support and subscriptions to carry on their work. Missionaries were urged to send home detailed reports of their activities and of the 5 conditions they found. These reports were then given a very wide circulation. To gain public sympathy, missionaries were inevitably tempted to stress the earthly as well as the spiritual aspects of their work and to represent the life of the unconverted African as brutal and barbarous. Some resorted to a kind of ‘before and after’ picture, representing the converted African as in a much happier condition. This form of propaganda did at 10 least portray the African as capable of improvement, but it also, of necessity, belittled his indigenous culture. African religion was often ill-served by missionary observation.
Adapted from M E Chamberlain, The Scramble for Africa, 2010
 Using your understanding of the historical context, assess how convincing the arguments in these three extracts are in relation to the influence of missionaries and religion on attitudes to empire in Britain in the years 1857 to 1890.