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King Leopold"s rule in Africa
E. D. Morel
|Statement||by Edmund D. Morel.|
|LC Classifications||DT655 .M595 1904|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiv, 466 p.|
|Number of Pages||466|
|LC Control Number||05005945|
This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. King Leopold’s Ghost is a history book authored by Adam Hochschild where he explores how King Leopold II of Belgium exploited Congo Free State in The main reason why Hochschild wrote the book was to make people aware of the European power’s crimes in Congo. King Leopold’s Ghost gives an account of a cruel, heartless and cunning king who raided Congo and took away the lives of.
"KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST has a riveting cast of characters: heroes, villains and bit-players, all extraordinary, all compelling tangles of neuroses and ambitions, all wonderfully drawn." --The Observer "To an already long list of tyrants which includes Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Idi Amin, a late addition is required.'Late' only because King /5(). King Leopold II left arguably the largest and most horrid legacy While the Great Powers competed for territory elsewhere, the king of one of Europe's smallest countries carved his own private colony out of km2 of Central African rainforest.
With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver. In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River/5(). King Leopold’s Ghost is an immaculately written, highly accessible history that offers a richly informative and insightful analysis of Europe’s relations with Congo and Africa in a previously neglected yet hugely important period. For development educators it represents an important case study that should be part of our practice with learners.
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Price New from Used from /5(2). As most people with any interest in African history are aware of, King Leopold's rule in the Congo was known for its appalling atrocities against the indigenous population.
The cruelty of this man shocked even other colonial rulers of the time. Leopold II, king of the Belgians from to He led the first European efforts to develop the Congo River basin. Although he played a significant role in the development of the modern Belgian state, he was also responsible for widespread atrocities committed under his rule against his colonial subjects.
King Leopold's rule in Africa Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. The fold out map at the end of this book was not scanned even though it was clearly included in this copy of the text. There are frequent references to the map throughout the text, which makes this text an incomplete document.
Pages: Although much of the material in "King Leopold's Ghost" is secondhand -- the author has drawn heavily from Jules Marchal's scholarly four-volume history of turn-of-the-century Congo and from "The Scramble for Africa," Thomas Pakenham's wide-ranging study of the European conquest of the continent -- Hochschild has stitched it together into.
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading King Leopold's rule in Africa/5(2). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morel, E.D. (Edmund Dene), King Leopold's rule in Africa. London: W. Heinemann, (OCoLC) King Leopolds Ghost. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the King Leopolds Ghost, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.
If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having. Although much of the material in King Leopold's Ghost is secondhand, Hochschild has stitched it together into a vivid, novelistic narrative that makes the reader acutely aware of the magnitude of the horror perpetrated by King Leopold and his minions.
It is a book that situates Leopold's crimes in a wider context of European and African history while at the same time underscoring the.
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild has an overall rating of Positive based on 8 book reviews.3/4(8). The murderer, of course, was Belgium’s King Leopold I. Leopold was never satisfied with ruling the meager kingdom of Belgium, especially since his power was strongly circumscribed by an independent legislature.
In the s, Leopold began looking to Africa for a colony that would be his alone to rule — that colony turned out to be the Congo. King Leopold's Ghost is the book that re-exposed the atrocities Leopold committed against the Congo between and - atrocities that sank out of sight after they were finally stopped.
An estimated ten million Congolese died during that time/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morel, E.D. (Edmund Dene), King Leopold's rule in Africa. Westport, Conn., Negro Universities Press . WELCOME, LET THE FUN BEGIN. Get e-Books "King Leopolds Ghost 3" on Pdf, ePub, Tuebl, Mobi and Audiobook for are more than 1 Million Books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world.
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$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Adam Hochschild's King Leopold’s Ghost is a historical account of colonial exploitation of the Congo region of book details the genocide—an estimated ten million lives were lost.
Introduction King Leopold’s Ghost chronicles the horrifying and nearly forgotten crimes that took place in the Congo in the s. Historian Adam Hochschild developed the story using an abundance of sources that take up eleven pages in the book’s bibliography, with much reliance on The Scramble for Africa, by Thomas Pakenham, and the four-volume History of the Congo, by Jules Marchal.
Adam Hochschild’s book King Leopold’s Ghost is subtitled “A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.” Focusing on the Belgian colonization of the Congo, Hochschild exposes. King Leopold's Ghost is an exemplary piece of history-writing: urgent, vivid and compelling.
Robin Blackburn - Literary Review Hochschild's superb, engrossing chronicle focuses on one of the great, horrifying and nearly forgotten crimes of the century: greedy Belgian King Leopold II's rape of the Congo, the vast colony he seized as his private.King Leopold's Ghost Quotes Showing of “Most striking about the traditional societies of the Congo was their remarkable artwork: baskets, mats, pottery, Cited by: This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River/5(58).