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King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547525737
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

"An enthralling story . . . A work of history that reads like a novel." — Christian Science Monitor “As Hochschild’s brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River. Ultimately slashing the area’s population by ten million, he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian. A tale far richer than any novelist could invent, King Leopold’s Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who defied Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century’s first great human rights movement. A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book

Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547526954
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

From the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, a narrative history of the social justice campaign formed in the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve men—a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery—came together in a London printing shop and began the world's first grass-roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered a variety of techniques that have been adopted by citizens' movements ever since, from consumer boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to celebrity endorsements. A deft chronicle of this groundbreaking antislavery crusade and its powerful enemies, Bury the Chains gives a little-celebrated human rights watershed its due. A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller A Book Sense Selection “By far the most readable and rounded account we have of British antislavery, a campaign that, as the author rightly claims, helped to change the world and can be seen as a prototype of the modern social justice movement.”—Robin Blackburn, Los Angeles Times Book Review “A thrilling, substantive, and oftentimes raw work of narrative history. In its own fashion, it furthers the abolitionists’ crucial work of lifting our moral blindness.”—Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio’s Fresh Air

To End All Wars

To End All Wars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780547549217
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

World War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain’s most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the “war to end all wars.” Can we ever avoid repeating history?

The Mirror at Midnight

The Mirror at Midnight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547525222
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: HMH
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The Mirror at Midnight by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

A “stunning blend of reportage, travelogue, history and meditation” by the New York Times–bestselling author of King Leopold’s Ghost (Publishers Weekly). National Book Award finalist Adam Hochschild brings a lifetime’s familiarity with South Africa to bear in this eye-opening examination of a critical turning point in that nation’s history: the Great Trek of 1836–39, during which Dutch-speaking white settlers, known as Boers, journeyed deep into the country’s interior to escape the British colonial administration. The mass migration culminated with the massacre of indigenous Zulus in the 1838 Battle of Blood River. Looking at the tensions of modern South Africa through the dramatic prism of the nineteenth century, Hochschild vividly recreates the battle—and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent decades—and the changes yet to be made. Hochschild’s incisive take on these events, noted Nadine Gordimer, “is far more than an outsider’s perception of the drama of our country. Read him, in particular, to understand the rise of white extremism which is threatening the democratic vision of the African National Congress and its allied progressive constituency among people of all colors.” “A good book for anyone who wants a succinct and precise account of how this fascinating country has got where it is. . . . This is a book I recommend warmly.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu “One of the most illuminating books ever written on contemporary South Africa.” —Publishers Weekly “Thoroughly researched, immensely readable . . . A work of vivid reportage and astute political analysis.” —San Francisco Chronicle

King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa"

King Leopold's Congo and the ISBN-10: 1624666582
Author: Michael A. Rutz
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
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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 1880s 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 resulting 'red rubber' scandal—which laid bare a fundamental contradiction between the European propagation of free labor and 'civilization' and colonial governments' acceptance of violence and coercion for productivity's sake—haunted all imperial powers in Africa. Featuring a clever introduction and judicious collection of documents, Michael Rutz's book neatly captures the drama of one king's quest to build an empire in Central Africa—a quest that began in the name of anti-slavery and free trade and ended in the brutal exploitation of human lives. This volume is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the history of colonial rule in Africa." —Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

Spain in Our Hearts

Spain in Our Hearts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547974531
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa’s photographs. But Adam Hochschild has discovered some less familiar yet far more compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war: a fiery nineteen-year-old Kentucky woman who went to wartime Spain on her honeymoon, a Swarthmore College senior who was the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid, a pair of fiercely partisan, rivalrous New York Times reporters who covered the war from opposites sides, and a swashbuckling Texas oilman with Nazi sympathies who sold Franco almost all his oil — at reduced prices, and on credit. It was in many ways the opening battle of World War II, and we still have much to learn from it. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best.


Everfair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466837845
Author: Nisi Shawl
Publisher: Macmillan
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Everfair by Nisi Shawl Book Resume:

From noted short story writer Nisi Shawl comes a brilliant alternate-history novel set in the Belgian Congo. What if the African natives developed steam power ahead of their colonial oppressors? What might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier? Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated. Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Congo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062200135
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Congo by David Van Reybrouck Book Resume:

Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Van Reybrouck takes us through several hundred years of history, bringing some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history. Here are the people and events that have impinged the Congo's development—from the slave trade to the ivory and rubber booms; from the arrival of Henry Morton Stanley to the tragic regime of King Leopold II; from global indignation to Belgian colonialism; from the struggle for independence to Mobutu's brutal rule; and from the world famous Rumble in the Jungle to the civil war over natural resources that began in 1996 and still rages today. Van Reybrouck interweaves his own family's history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals—charismatic dictators, feuding warlords, child-soldiers, the elderly, female merchant smugglers, and many in the African diaspora of Europe and China—to offer a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective and returning a nation's history to its people.

The Sunflower

The Sunflower [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307560422
Author: Simon Wiesenthal
Publisher: Schocken
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The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal Book Resume:

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past.

Finding the Trapdoor

Finding the Trapdoor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081560405X
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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Finding the Trapdoor by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

For some 30 years, Adam Hochschild’s voice has been one of the most distinctive in American journalism. With grace and wit, he has brought to a startling variety of subjects a combination of adventurous reporting and personal honesty. Hochschild’s readers can count on an unobtrusive erudition, a sense of justice, and an irrepressible curiosity about life. Admirers of Hochschild’s Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son will find these articles in the same warm autobiographical voice that made the book so memorable: he revisits his time as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, as a New England prep school student, and as a teenager seeing apartheid firsthand in South Africa. But readers will find much more here as well: profiles of an adoptive Gypsy and of a governor general’s son turned revolutionary, essays about Ernest Hemmingway and John F. Kennedy, a journey to one of the most remote corners of the Amazon rain forest, and a remarkable evocation of two of Hochschild’s personal heroes—who, in hillside trenches at the height of the Russian Civil War, faced each other across the battlefield.

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610391594
Author: Jason Stearns
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters by Jason Stearns Book Resume:

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 of how Congo became a failed state that collapsed into a war of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the key perpetrators, many of whom he met personally, and highlights the nature of the political system that brought these people to power, as well as the moral decisions with which the war confronted them. Now updated with a new introduction, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters tells the full story of Africa's Great War.

Orwell on Truth

Orwell on Truth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1328508714
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Orwell on Truth by George Orwell Book Resume:

Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell’s career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell’s dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them.

Rebel Cinderella

Rebel Cinderella [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1328866769
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rebel Cinderella by Adam Hochschild Book Resume:

The astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia. Two years later, she swept headlines when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple moved among the liveliest group of Socialist activists and dreamers this country has ever seen, including Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Margaret Sanger, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Rose stirred audiences to tears, led labor strikes, and distributed birth control information alongside the country’s earliest feminists. President Woodrow Wilson called her “one of the dangerous influences of the country.” Rebel Cinderella unearths the rich, overlooked life of a social justice campaigner truly ahead of her time.

The Crime of the Congo

The Crime of the Congo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5521071857
Author: Doyle A.C.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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The Crime of the Congo by Doyle A.C. Book Resume:

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. “The Crime of the Congo” is a book intended to expose the situation of serious human rights abuses in the Congo Free State, personal property of the King of the Belgians, Leopold II. This exposure includes many cases of violations, including a serious excess of authority, slavery, and tortures.

Greatest Emancipations

Greatest Emancipations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780230612983
Author: Jim Powell
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Greatest Emancipations by Jim Powell Book Resume:

For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. Greatest Emancipation tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim Powell offers some surprising insights and shows that while the abolition of slavery was essential to any free society, it wasn't the sole determing factor, since some societies that abolished slavery later embraced dictatorships. Jim Powell reveals the process and tremendous influence that slavery's eradication had on individual societies in the west.

The Postcolonial Low Countries

The Postcolonial Low Countries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0739164309
Author: Elleke Boehmer,Sarah De Mul
Publisher: Lexington Books
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The Postcolonial Low Countries by Elleke Boehmer,Sarah De Mul Book Resume:

The Postcolonial Low Countries is the first book to bring together critical and comparative approaches to the emergent field of neerlandophone postcolonial studies. Each one of the contributions puts under pressure the definitive concepts of postcolonial studies in its more conventional anglophone or francophone formation, as well as perceptions of the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands, as lying outside or to the side of the postcolonial domain.

Aspects of Indian and Global History

Aspects of Indian and Global History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3845271590
Author: Dietmar Rothermund
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
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Aspects of Indian and Global History by Dietmar Rothermund Book Resume:

Die gesammelten Aufsätze von Dietmar Rothermund, Professor emeritus der Geschichte Südasiens, Universität Heidelberg, umfassen Themen der Indischen und der Globalen Geschichte, darunter einen Vergleich der Herrschaftsstile von Akbar und Philipp II von Spanien, eine Skizze Mumbais, das sich vom Fischerdorf zur Metropole entwickelte, eine Untersuchung der Nachhaltigkeit asiatischer Gesellschaften und ihrer Umwelt. Weitere Themen sind der Hinduismus und seine Politik und Wirtschaft und eine Studie der Erinnerungskulturen post-imperialer Nationen. Es geht dabei um sechs Nationen, die ihre Kolonien nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg verloren haben; ferner ein Aufsatz über die nationalen Traditionalismen in Asien und einige andere Themen. Die 10 Beiträge sind in der Zeit von 1997 bis 2014 geschrieben worden.

Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression [2 volumes]

Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1851097880
Author: Junius P. Rodriguez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression [2 volumes] by Junius P. Rodriguez Book Resume:

This work is the first encyclopedia on the labor practices that constitute modern-day slavery—and the individuals and organizations working today to eradicate them. • 450 entries on slavery practices and antislavery efforts, with coverage of Anti-Slavery International (ASI), Kevin Bales, the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF), debt bondage, the Laogai system, and more • 125 expert contributors from around the world, many among them key players in the fight to stop slave practices • 60 primary source documents, including official United Nations documents, antislavery legislation from various nations, and brief autobiographical accounts • A chronology highlighting the key events in the development of modern-day slavery • Maps, including a global map showing where modern-day slavery persists, and maps of various "hot spots", including Sudan, Mauritania, Pakistan, China, etc. • An exhaustive bibliography guiding readers to the available literature on contemporary slavery

The UN's Role in Nation-Building: From the Congo to Iraq

The UN's Role in Nation-Building: From the Congo to Iraq [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0833037560
Author: James Dobbins,Seth G. Jones,Keith Crane,Andrew Rathmell,Brett Steele
Publisher: Rand Corporation
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The UN's Role in Nation-Building: From the Congo to Iraq by James Dobbins,Seth G. Jones,Keith Crane,Andrew Rathmell,Brett Steele Book Resume:

Reviews UN efforts to transform eight unstable countries into democratic, peaceful, and prosperous partners, and compares those missions with U.S. nation-building operations. The UN provides the most suitable institutional framework for nation-building missions that require fewer than 20,000 men-one with a comparatively low cost structure, a comparatively high success rate, and the greatest degree of international legitimacy.

Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa

Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780253109545
Author: Dominic Thomas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa by Dominic Thomas Book Resume:

What characterizes the relationship between literature and the state? Should literature serve the needs of the state by constructing national consciousness, espousing state propaganda, and molding good citizens? Or should it be dedicated to a different kind of creative social endeavor? In this important book about literature and the politics of nation-building, Dominic Thomas assesses the contributions of Francophone African writers whose works have played a key role in the recent transition to democracy in the Congo. Exploring the works of Sony Labou Tansi, Henri Lopes, and Emmanuel Dongala, among others, Thomas highlights writers intimately involved with government and politics -- whether in support of the state's vision or with the intention of articulating a more open view of citizens and society. Focusing on themes such as collaboration, reconciliation, identity, history, and memory, Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa elaborates a broader understanding of the circumstances of African colonization, modern African nation-state formation, and the complex cultural dynamics at work in Africa since independence.