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King Leopolds Congo and the scramble for Africa

Michael A. Rutz

King Leopolds Congo and the scramble for Africa

a short history with documents

by Michael A. Rutz

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sources,
  • Colonial influence,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMichael A. Rutz
    SeriesPassages : key moments in history, Passages (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT652 .R88 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 114 pages
    Number of Pages114
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26955559M
    ISBN 101624666566, 1624666574
    ISBN 109781624666568, 9781624666575
    LC Control Number2017034198
    OCLC/WorldCa994296659

    Early life. Leopold was born in Brussels on 9 April , the second child of the reigning Belgian monarch, Leopold I, and of his second wife, Louise, the daughter of King Louis Philippe of French Revolution of forced Louis Philippe to flee to the United British monarch, Queen Victoria, was Leopold II's first cousin, as Leopold's father and Victoria's mother were Father: Leopold I of Belgium. Also in , the American and British publishers of King Leopold's Ghost reissued the book with a new afterword by Hochschild in which he talks about the reactions to the book, the death toll, and events in the Congo since its publication. Reception. Hochschild has .

    In this way, the book is nicely structured between two extremes of human behavior: The last chapters of the book dealt with the legacy of King Leopold in Congo. Morel, then in his twenties, had the sudden realization that the Congo cargo was being produced through slave labor. A Thousand Splendid Suns.   Between and , the Belgian King Leopold II personally ruled the Congo Free State, which was also known as the Independent State of the Congo. Because he ruled the state personally, he had.

    conquest was the Belgian occupation of the Congo by King Leopold II. Scramble for Africa was bloody and eventful end to the Long 19th century that was brought on by colonialism and that left the continent of Africa in a state of shambles up unto the present day. Adam Hochschild – King Leopold’s Ghost Audio Book Download. Overall, the book is exceptional as well as I would certainly recommend it to anyone seeking a rapid paced story, context about the European scramble for Africa, or understanding regarding exactly how Africa created with the 20th is the backstory that no one gets shown.


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"King Leopold of Belgium's exploits King Leopolds Congo and the scramble for Africa book the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations.5/5(1).

"King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent.

The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations.5/5(1). King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa": A Short History with Documents by Michael A.

Rutz, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® The Paperback of the King Leopold's Congo and the Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa" by Michael A.

Rutz Book Resume: "King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent.

"King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations.

"King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent.

The Congo Free State, Leopold’s private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations.

Michael Rutz's King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa" provides readers with a rich collection of excerpts from contemporary documents that serve to introduce the topic to students and non-specialists. This small book is part of the series "Passages: Key Moments of History" that should be praised for making historical sources Author: Marcos Leitão de Almeida.

King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa": A Short History With Documents: Michael A. Rutz: Books - King Leopold and the Conquest of the Congo The story of the Scramble for territory in Africa is full of powerful European countries making game changing moves to outplay and outlast their rivals.

An unremarkable monarch of an insignificant little kingdom, however, outwitted them all. Summary Historians generally agree that the Scramble for Africa, the rushed imperial conquest of the Africa by the major powers of Europe, began with King Leopold II of Belgium.

Introduction: The Congo and King Leopold 1 Part I: Pre-Colonial Congo and Europe’s Interest in Africa 2 Slave Trading 4 European Interests in Africa 6 The Scramble for Africa 8 Part II: The Congo “Free” State 12 Establishing Control Over the Congo 12 Profit-Making in the Congo.

Michael A. Rutz. King Leopold’s Congo and the “Scramble for Africa”: A Short History with Documents. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, xvii + pp. Chronology. Map. Documents. $ Cloth. ISBN: - Volume 62 Issue 2 - Marcos Leitão de Almeida.

ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of ten books. King Leopold’s Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award.

He lives in Berkeley, s: 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.

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. Rate this: "King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent.

The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations. His insights into the less savoury characters involved in the scramble for rubber in the Congo - Stanley and King Leopold - are also well-researched.

He avoids demonising them, despite his abhorrence of their behaviour and values, which few people in Europe would have challenged at the time.

A masterful analysis of a much forgotten s: King Leopold’s Congo and the “Scramble for Africa” by Michael A Rutz $ $ A Short History with Documents – Passages: Key Moments in History –.

King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations.

The book aims to show the beginning to the end of a colony and increase public awareness of the atrocities committed in most colonies during the s and into the s. Hochschild does this using King Leopold II of Belgium, who was able to grab the Congo in the scramble for land in Africa.

"Inroughly 80 percent of Africa south of the Sahara was under kings, chiefs, traditional leaders," says American author Adam Hochschild, who wrote the influential book King Leopold's Ghost.The Berlin Conference of –, also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.

The conference was organized by Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of Germany.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xvii, pages): illustrations, maps: Contents: Preface; Introduction; The New Imperialism and the Partition of Africa; King Leopold and the Congo Free State; In the Rubber Coils; The Congo Reform Movement; Legacies of the Congo Free State; Historiographical Review; Documents --Document 1: Tippu Tip.