King Leopold's Ghost

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    King Leopold's Ghost

    A Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

    Adam Hochschild

    Pan 2006

    Paperback 386pp

    9781447235514   Product Code: 21416

    In 1898, Edmund Morel, an employee of a Liverpool shipping line, was in Antwerp watching ships arriving from the Congo laden with rubber and ivory, but taking only soldiers, firearms and ammunition back to Africa. He realized that there was nothing traded for the Congolese goods: they had been produced by slave labour. Hochschild tells the horrific story of King Leopold's Congo and describes how Morel mobilized public opinion to combat slavery in the Belgian colony.

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