King Leopold's Ghost: A Story Of Greed, Terror, And Heroism

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Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold 's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Print.
King Leopold’s Ghost is a popular history telling the story how Europeans systematically exploited Africa. Special fork of King Leopold upholds colony of Congo which ran from the late 19th century to early 20th century. The Book actually starts story back during the age of exploration were European explore where would land on west coast Africa and try to engage trade and when they figure out when they could trade guns and other things white slaves undermine the stability of a lot of the states that were set up along the Congo river and also on the west coast of the Africa. What you see is a study political …show more content…

Henry Morgan Stanley the welsh American explore Joseph Conrad the polish immigrant to Britain who became the literary icon. George Washington Williams and William Shepherd both who are African-American missionary who went to the Congo. Sir Roger Casement who was a British diplomatic agent and also secret Irish patriot. E. D. Merrill who was actually a businessperson basically clerks working in Belgium for British shipping company who notes something was asked about the way that trades among Congo and Belgium worked. He figures out that essentially you were dealing with a slaved colony because as I mention early that Leopold concern end slavery but the colonies were very much a slave colony whit the enforce labor there were many local officers who is a setup, that host would have the sex slaves and all kinds of other slaves so while there was there an official slavery they 're really was. But unfortunately, one weakness that Hochschild camp really avoid is that we do not have any real source material from any of the Congo themselves we only conceded this through the eyes of Belgium, British, and American actors. Setting up shop in the Congo was Leopold pet project for him it was a waive of really being a king. He also was a strangeness family and he became a really paranoid old man …show more content…

So we see that this is over hundred years ago people were much coarser much less concern with human life that lays outside their own ethnic identity. But it looks like we see conscious all we see the world for the international seem developing standards. We can sort of see a president evens for number trials. We can also see an increase in the level of international in humanity, but then Hochschild really drops the hammer because we have seen some depressing scenario but now he reminds us something devastated. Belgium was only one of many abuse colonial powers and keep in mind it was smallest the reason why countries like U.S., Britain, France, and Germany encouraged investigation in Belgium Congo and exposing its evils because otherwise journalist easily goes out their colonies save the American Philippines and exposes all the abuses their if you get to choose to pick on the small kids on the block. Belgium was also more abuses than rest.

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