Congo : the epic history of a people /

Van Reybrouck reviews some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history -- 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...

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Main Author: Van Reybrouck, David.
Other Authors: Garrett, Sam.
Format: Book
Language:English
Dutch
Published: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary:Van Reybrouck reviews some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history -- 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.
Item Description:Translation of: Congo : een geschiedenis.
Physical Description:x, 639 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [597]-618) and index.
ISBN:0062200119 (hardcover)
9780062200112 (hardcover)