Like Hochschild, I knew next to nothing about the Belgian Congo before King Leopold's Ghost.
This book deals with the successful forced labor dictatorship set up by King Leopold II of Belgium in the Belgian Congo from 1885-1908.
I highly recommend this well written book to any with an interest in the history of Africa and Europe.
Very entertaining book also very good as a starter in understanding African colonization .Published 17 hours ago by lou
Very interesting but the story could have been much shorter and still captured a fascinating piece of history.Published 9 days ago by Sore Foot
It is tempting, 60+ years after the end of colonization, to blame Africa's problems on the local elites, superstitions and the aftermath of the Cold War, with massive stocks of... Read morePublished 13 days ago by WiltDurkey
This was what I was looking for. A history of the reality of the Congo under Leopold. Dreadful man! Even for his time, Leopold went the extra mile in his lack of humanity.Published 14 days ago by Jeannette E. Hanna
If you want a doctrinaire, politically correct, anti-white, left-wing, pro-"people of color" take on the subject at hand, well, this book has got your name on it, straight... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Michael Dickson
This book should be required reading for high school kids. Yes, it's brutal, but as this story illustrates, burying the truth only causes more problems in the future. Read morePublished 1 month ago by loraine