King Leopold s Ghost

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. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. . While he did all this, he carefully constructed an image of himself as a deeply feeling humanitarian. Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize in 1999, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of this man’s brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. It is also the inspiring and deeply moving account of a handful of missionaries and other idealists who travelled to Africa and unwittingly found themselves in the middle of a gruesome holocaust. Instead of turning away, these brave few chose to stand up against Leopold. Adam Hochschild brings life to this largely untold story and, crucially, casts blame on those responsible for this atrocity.

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  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 1760785202
  • Rating : 4/5 from 69 reviews
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King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 14 May 2019
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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. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. . While he did

King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 14 August 1998
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A colorful, provocative study of King Leopold II of Belgium's genocidal plunder of the Congo in the 1880s, as the European powers were colonizing Africa, reveals the heroic efforts that led to the first international human rights movement.

King Leopold's Soliloquy

King Leopold's Soliloquy
  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : LeftWord Books
  • Release : 14 August 1970
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Dear, dear, when the soft-hearts get hold of thing like that missionary's contribution they completely lose their tranquility they speak profanely and reproach Heaven for allowing such a find to live. Meaning me . They think it irregular. They go shuddering around, brooding over the reduction of that Congo population from 25,000,000 to 15,000,000 in the twenty years of my administration ; then they burst out and call me the King with Ten Million Murders on his Soul. They call me a 'record'.

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  • Release : 21 March 2022
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  • Release : 03 May 2022
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Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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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.

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters
  • Author : Jason Stearns
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 27 March 2012
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A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict in modern times. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, renowned political activist and researcher Jason K. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative

Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts

Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts
  • Author : Jules Marchal
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 31 January 2017
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The definitive account of exploitation in the Congo, introduced by Adam Hochschild In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British entrepreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a programme that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi Holocaust. In this definitive, meticulously researched history,

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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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.

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights
  • Author : Derrick M. Nault
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 17 January 2021
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Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Yet this book argues that the continent has also been pivotal in helping shape contemporary human rights norms and practices.

The Assassination of Lumumba

The Assassination of Lumumba
  • Author : Ludo de Witte
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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Reveals how Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was murdered in January, 1961, directly by the Belgian government and Congolese rebels, but with the indirect help of the United States and United Nations.