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King Leopold s Ghost

King Leopold s Ghost Book
Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1999-09-03
ISBN : 0547525737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"An enthralling story . . . A work of history that reads like a novel." — Christian Science Monitor “As Hochschild’s brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . 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. Ultimately slashing the area’s population by ten million, he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian. A tale far richer than any novelist could invent, King Leopold’s Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who defied Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century’s first great human rights movement. A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book

Human Record Volume 2 5th Ed King Leopold s Ghost

Human Record  Volume 2  5th Ed   King Leopold s Ghost Book
Author : Andrea
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release : 2004-10-01
ISBN : 9780618594702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Human Record Volume 2 5th Ed King Leopold s Ghost book written by Andrea, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Earth and It s People s Volume 2 Brief 3rd Ed Human Record Volume 2 5th Ed King Leopold s Ghost

Earth and It s People s Volume 2 Brief 3rd Ed   Human Record Volume 2 5th Ed   King Leopold s Ghost Book
Author : Richard W. Bulliet
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release : 2005-10-01
ISBN : 9780618734672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leopold II of the Belgians

Leopold II of the Belgians Book
Author : Barbara Emerson
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Congo from Leopold to Kabila

The Congo from Leopold to Kabila Book
Author : Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2013-10-10
ISBN : 1780329393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa.

100 Provocative Statements about King Leopold s Ghost

100 Provocative Statements about King Leopold s Ghost Book
Author : Ethan Peak
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458910552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

SUMMARY and ANALYSIS KING LEOPOLD s GHOST by Adam Hochschild s

SUMMARY and ANALYSIS  KING LEOPOLD s GHOST by Adam Hochschild s Book
Author : Gulf publishers
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-07-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leopold II, King of the Belgians, privately controlled and owned the Congo Free State from 1885 to 1908. In 1908, the area was annexed by Belgium as a colony known as the Belgian Congo. Leopold used his personal control to strip the county of vast amounts of wealth, largely in the form of ivory and rubber. These labor-intensive industries were serviced by slave labor, and the local peoples were forced to work through various means, including torture, imprisonment, maiming and terror. Christian missionaries and a handful of human rights organizers internationally publicized these atrocities. Slowly, various nations, including Great Britain and the United States of America, began to object to Leopold's tyranny with the result that the country's administration was transferred to Belgium. Little changed inside the country, however, until the ivory and rubber were exhausted.European interest in the African continent can be traced back to the late 1400s, when a European explorer sailed the west coast and discovered the Congo River. By the 1860s, most African coastal regions were claimed as colonies of European powers, but the vast interior of the continent remained unknown to Europeans. Henry Morton Stanley, a complicated man and renowned explorer, ventured through much of that unknown during a descent of the Congo River. Leopold II, King of the Belgians, was fascinated with obtaining a colony and focused upon claiming the interior of Africa--the only unclaimed sizable geographic area. Moving within the European political paradigm existing in the early 1880s, Leopold gained international concessions and recognition for his personal claim to the Congo Free State.

Greatest Emancipations

Greatest Emancipations Book
Author : Jim Powell
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2008-06-24
ISBN : 9780230612983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. Greatest Emancipation tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim Powell offers some surprising insights and shows that while the abolition of slavery was essential to any free society, it wasn't the sole determing factor, since some societies that abolished slavery later embraced dictatorships. Jim Powell reveals the process and tremendous influence that slavery's eradication had on individual societies in the west.

Bulliet The Earth and Its People Vol 2 4th Ed Andrea The Human Record Vol 2 5th Ed Hochs Child King Leopold s Ghost

Bulliet The Earth and Its People Vol 2 4th Ed   Andrea The Human Record Vol 2 5th Ed   Hochs Child King Leopold s Ghost Book
Author : ANONIMO,Houghton Mifflin College Division
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007-10-01
ISBN : 9780547125497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hitler s Black Victims

Hitler s Black Victims Book
Author : Clarence Lusane
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-11-23
ISBN : 1135955247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on interviews with the black survivors of Nazi concentration camps and archival research in North America, Europe, and Africa, this book documents and analyzes the meaning of Nazism's racial policies towards people of African descent, specifically those born in Germany, England, France, the United States, and Africa, and the impact of that legacy on contemporary race relations in Germany, and more generally, in Europe. The book also specifically addresses the concerns of those surviving Afro-Germans who were victims of Nazism, but have not generally been included in or benefited from the compensation agreements that have been developed in recent years.

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home Book
Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2005-01-07
ISBN : 0547561563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Notable Book: “An extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). From the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, Half the Way Home is a compelling memoir about a complicated father-son relationship. Adam Hochschild never used the words “Dad” or “Daddy,” just “Father.” The only son of Harold Hochschild—the head of a multinational mining corporation—Adam always felt as though his father remained purposefully at a distance—a demanding, immovable pillar to be respected and sometimes feared. Here, in lyrical prose, Hochschild recounts his privileged upbringing at his family’s estate in the Adirondacks, his coming-of-age in the tumultuous 1960s, and his enduringly conflicted relationship with his father. But as a boy grows into a man, times change and perspectives shift, and a chance for reconciliation emerges from the space between. Hailed by Studs Terkel as “an exquisite memoir of a boy growing up,” Half the Way Home is ultimately the story of a father and his son, and the unexpected peace finally made between them. “It is a primer on the upper class and on class itself, a series of meditations on the burden of wealth to the liberal consciousness and even a commentary on what it means to be a Jew in America. . . . This is a fine and moving book” (People).

Earth and Its People

Earth and Its People Book
Author : Richard W. Bulliet
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002-11-01
ISBN : 9780618466443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform

African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform Book
Author : Robert Burroughs
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-06-27
ISBN : 1351804324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The humanitarian movement against Leopold’s violent colonisation of the Congo emerged out of Europe, but it depended at every turn on African input. Individuals and groups from throughout the upper Congo River basin undertook journeys of daring and self-sacrifice to provide evidence of atrocities for the colonial authorities, missionaries, and international investigators. Combining archive research with attention to recent debates on the relation between imperialism and humanitarianism, on trauma, witnessing and postcolonial studies, and on the recovery of colonial archives, this book examines the conditions in which colonised peoples were able to speak about their subjection, and those in which attempts at testimony were thwarted. Robert Burroughs makes a major intervention by identifying African agency and input as a key factor in the Congo atrocities debate. This is an important and unique book in African history, imperial and colonial history, and humanitarian history.

CliffsNotes on Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

CliffsNotes on Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer Book
Author : Daniel Moran
Publisher : Cliffs Notes
Release : 2000-06-19
ISBN : 9780764585845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Part-by-part summaries and commentaries Character maps that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure Review sections that test your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Civilised Savagery

A Civilised Savagery Book
Author : Kevin Grant
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-02-04
ISBN : 1135408645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa, condemning coercive systems of labor taxation and indentured servitude, as well as evidence of atrocities. A Civilized Savagery illuminates the multifaceted nature of British humanitarianism by juxtaposing campaigns against different forms of imperial labor exploitation in three separate areas: the Congo Free State, South Africa, and Portuguese West Africa. In doing so, Kevin Grant points out how this new type of humanitarianism influenced the transition from Empire to international government and the advent of universal human rights in subsequent decades.

Foreign Policy Analysis

Foreign Policy Analysis Book
Author : M. Breuning
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-11-26
ISBN : 0230609244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book's introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses on decision makers and decision making. Each chapter is organised around puzzles and questions to which undergraduates can relate. The book emphasizes the importance of individuals in foreign policy decision making, while also placing decision makers within their context.

We Hold These Truths to be Self evident

 We Hold These Truths to be Self evident     Book
Author : Kenneth N. Addison
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0761843299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is one of America's most beloved national parks, and now you can make visiting it even better. Give your kids the Yosemite Activity Book for hours of fun! From mazes and word finds to maps and pictures to color, it's a great way to learn about the area and is ideal for car rides and quiet time.

Chocolate Islands

Chocolate Islands Book
Author : Catherine Higgs
Publisher : Ohio University Press
Release : 2012-05-21
ISBN : 0821444220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe—the chocolate islands—through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers Limited to determine if the cocoa it was buying from the islands had been harvested by slave laborers forcibly recruited from Angola, an allegation that became one of the grand scandals of the early colonial era. Burtt spent six months on São Tomé and Príncipe and a year in Angola. His five-month march across Angola in 1906 took him from innocence and credulity to outrage and activism and ultimately helped change labor recruiting practices in colonial Africa. This beautifully written and engaging travel narrative draws on collections in Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Africa to explore British and Portuguese attitudes toward work, slavery, race, and imperialism. In a story still familiar a century after Burtt’s sojourn, Chocolate Islands reveals the idealism, naivety, and racism that shaped attitudes toward Africa, even among those who sought to improve the conditions of its workers.

Gender and Empire

Gender and Empire Book
Author : Angela Woollacott
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2006-01-24
ISBN : 1137157208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the first single-authored books to survey the role of sex and gender in the 'new imperial history', Gender and Empire covers the whole British Empire, demonstrating connections and comparisons between the white-settler colonies, and the colonies of exploitation and rule. Through key topics and episodes across a broad range of British Empire history, Angela Woollacott examines how gender ideologies and practices affected women and men, and structured imperial politics and culture. Woollacott integrates twenty years of scholarship, providing fresh insights and interpretation using feminist and postcolonial approaches. Fiction and other vivid primary sources present the voices of historical subjects, enlivening discussions of central topics and debates in imperial and colonial history. The circulation of imperial culture and colonial subjects along with conceptions of gender and race reveals the integrated nature of British colonialism from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Authoritative and approachable, this is essential reading for students of world history, imperial history and gender relations.