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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

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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 : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2008-06-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba, and Brazil, a historian looks at how slavery was abolished as an institution over the course of a single century after thousands of years of practice, examining the emancipation process in each region, as well as the implications of the abolition of slavery for individual societies in the West. 20,000 first printing.

King Leopold s Ghostwriter

King Leopold s Ghostwriter Book
Author : Andrew Fitzmaurice
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-11-23
ISBN : 0691220360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A dramatic intellectual biography of Victorian jurist Travers Twiss, who provided the legal justification for the creation of the brutal Congo Free State Eminent jurist, Oxford professor, advocate to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Travers Twiss (1809–1897) was a model establishment figure in Victorian Britain, and a close collaborator of Prince Metternich, the architect of the Concert of Europe. Yet Twiss’s life was defined by two events that threatened to undermine the order that he had so stoutly defended: a notorious social scandal and the creation of the Congo Free State. In King Leopold’s Ghostwriter, Andrew Fitzmaurice tells the incredible story of a man who, driven by personal events that transformed him from a reactionary to a reformer, rewrote and liberalized international law—yet did so in service of the most brutal regime of the colonial era. In an elaborate deception, Twiss and Pharailde van Lynseele, a Belgian prostitute, sought to reinvent her as a woman of suitably noble birth to be his wife. Their subterfuge collapsed when another former client publicly denounced van Lynseele. Disgraced, Twiss resigned his offices and the couple fled to Switzerland. But this failure set the stage for a second, successful act of re-creation. Twiss found new employment as the intellectual driving force of King Leopold of Belgium’s efforts to have the Congo recognized as a new state under his personal authority. Drawing on extensive new archival research, King Leopold’s Ghostwriter recounts Twiss’s story as never before, including how his creation of a new legal personhood for the Congo was intimately related to the earlier invention of a new legal personhood for his wife. Combining gripping biography and penetrating intellectual history, King Leopold’s Ghostwriter uncovers a dramatic, ambiguous life that has had lasting influence on international law.

Explaining the Failure of Democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Explaining the Failure of Democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo Book
Author : Osita George Afoaku
Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780773460348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book traces the remote origins of Congo's current national predicament and the people's protracted quest for democracy and social justice. It deals with the prospects for dempcracy and sustainable economic development, and gives an overview of practical steps that must be taken to realize these objectives.

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home Book
Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780618439201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author, an activist in the anti-war movement and co-founder of "Mother Jones," America's largest progressive magazine, recounts his relationship with his father, chief of a multinational corporation that owned mines all over South Africa. Reprint.

Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains Book
Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780618619078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

The Unquiet Ghost

The Unquiet Ghost Book
Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780618257478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores how Russians--prison survivors, historians, concentration camp guards, and others--are healing the wounds inflicted by long-repressed memories of the former leader and recounts the efforts of many to locate or find out what happened to relatives who disappeared during Stalin's tyrannical tenure. Reprint.

Thomas F Walsh

Thomas F  Walsh Book
Author : John Stewart,John C. Stewart
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the first complete biography of Thomas Walsh, John Stewart recounts the tycoon's life from his birth in 1850 and his beginnings as a millwright and carpenter in Ireland to his tenacious, often fruitless mining work in the Black Hills and Colorado, which finally led to his discovery of an extremely rich vein of gold ore in the Imogene Basin. Walsh's Camp Bird Mine yielded more than $20 million worth of gold and other minerals in twenty years, and the mine's 1902 sale to British investors made Walsh very wealthy. Despite his fame and lavish lifestyle, Walsh is remembered as an unassuming and philanthropic man who treated his employees well. In addition to making many anonymous donations, he established the Walsh Library in Ouray and a library near his Irish birthplace, and helped establish a research fund for the study of radium and other rare western minerals at the Colorado School of Mines.

The Economist

The Economist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rain Taxi Review of Books

Rain Taxi Review of Books Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Scientist

American Scientist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1942
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Great Events from History 1904 1972

Great Events from History  1904 1972 Book
Author : Carl Leon Bankston
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781587654695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The latest edition in the overwhelmingly popular Great Events from History series, Modern Scandals examines over 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this set are 3-5 pages long and follow the same reader-friendly format that users have come to expect from the Great Events from History series.

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

The International Journal of African Historical Studies Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tribute

Tribute Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Still the Heart of Darkness

Still the Heart of Darkness  Book
Author : Valerie Kim-Thuy Larsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Business in Africa

Business in Africa Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brussels Biennial 1

Brussels Biennial 1 Book
Author : Barbara Vanderlinden
Publisher : Walther Konig
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Widely acknowledged as the international centre of the unified European Community, Brussels inaugurates its first contemporary art biennial in 2008. Characterized by its intuitive insight into the art scene of the highly urbanized region between the Netherlands, Belgium, France and parts of Germany, the biennial takes place from October 2008 through January 2009. With contributions from more than 40 international artists, the biennial incorporates exhibitions by experimental art institutions located in two deserted buildings along the North-South railway axis in Brussels. The first edition of the Brussels Biennial is the result of a collaboration that crosses traditional boundaries between biennials, exhibitions, institutions, curators and artists. It aims to radically move away from the process in which artworks are produced, presented, disseminated and contextualized. Thematically, the exhibition Re-Used Modernity is linked to the complex ideas emerging from the different modern complexities in a global context and its implications on individuals and societies from around the world. The project will start from the active involvement of artists within this new global modern reality. English text.

The Literary Review

The Literary Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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