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The Resource Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo, Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild

Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo, Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild

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Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo
Title
Lord Leverhulme's ghosts
Title remainder
colonial exploitation in the Congo
Statement of responsibility
Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British enterpreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labor, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust. In this definitive, meticulously researched history, Jules Marchal exposes the nature of forced labor under Lord Leverhulme's rule and the appalling conditions imposed upon the inhabitants of Congo. With an extensive introduction by Adam Hochschild, "Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts" is an important and urgently needed account of a laboratory of colonial exploitation. -- Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1924-2003
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Marchal, Jules
Index
index present
Language note
"This English-language edition is an abridgement of the original French text"--P. [xxiv]
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thom, Martin.
  • Hochschild, Adam
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  • Forced labor
  • Rubber industry and trade
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Human rights
  • Great Britain
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Leverhulme, William Hesketh Lever
Label
Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo, Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This English-language edition is an abridgement of the original French text"--P. [xxiv]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-238) and index
Contents
Introduction / Adam Hochschild -- The early years (1911-1922) -- The Lejeune report (1923) -- The establishment of a monopoly in the circles (1924-1926) -- In Barumbu circle (1917-1930) -- In the Basongo and Lusango circles (1923-1930) -- The Portuguese of Bumba against the HCB, act two (1928-1930) -- The compagnie du kasai proves to be worse than the HCB (1927-1930) -- Pierre Ryckmans' report on Lusanga (1931) -- The revolt of the Pende (1931) -- The Lusanga HCB transformed into a "model employer" (1931-1932) -- Coercion and consolidated monopolies (1933-1935) -- The years between 1935 and 1939 -- The apogee of forced labour during the war (1940-1945)
Control code
ocn181140186
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781844672394
Label
Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo, Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild
Publication
Note
"This English-language edition is an abridgement of the original French text"--P. [xxiv]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-238) and index
Contents
Introduction / Adam Hochschild -- The early years (1911-1922) -- The Lejeune report (1923) -- The establishment of a monopoly in the circles (1924-1926) -- In Barumbu circle (1917-1930) -- In the Basongo and Lusango circles (1923-1930) -- The Portuguese of Bumba against the HCB, act two (1928-1930) -- The compagnie du kasai proves to be worse than the HCB (1927-1930) -- Pierre Ryckmans' report on Lusanga (1931) -- The revolt of the Pende (1931) -- The Lusanga HCB transformed into a "model employer" (1931-1932) -- Coercion and consolidated monopolies (1933-1935) -- The years between 1935 and 1939 -- The apogee of forced labour during the war (1940-1945)
Control code
ocn181140186
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781844672394

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