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The Resource Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

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Congo : the epic history of a people
Title
Congo
Title remainder
the epic history of a people
Statement of responsibility
David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Title variation
Epic history of a people
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
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Summary
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
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10300995
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BTCTA
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Reybrouck, David van
Dewey number
967.51
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT652
LC item number
.R4913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Garrett, Sam
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True
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Congo (Democratic Republic)
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adult
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the epic history of a people
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Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [561]-582) and index
Contents
New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West, 1870-1885 -- "Diabolical filth" : Congo under Leopold II, 1885-1908 -- The Belgians set us free : the early years of the colonial regime, 1908-1921 -- In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime, 1921-1940 -- The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed, 1940-1955 -- Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence, 1955-1960 -- A Thursday in June -- The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the first republic, 1960-1965 -- The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business, 1965-1975 -- Toujours servir : a marshal's madness, 1975-1990 -- The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation, 1990-1997 -- Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa, 1997-2002 -- La Bière et la Prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land, 2002-2006 -- The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy, 2006-2010 -- WWW.com
Control code
ocn850221510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 639 p.
Isbn
9780062200112
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
maps
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(OCoLC)850221510
Label
Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [561]-582) and index
Contents
New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West, 1870-1885 -- "Diabolical filth" : Congo under Leopold II, 1885-1908 -- The Belgians set us free : the early years of the colonial regime, 1908-1921 -- In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime, 1921-1940 -- The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed, 1940-1955 -- Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence, 1955-1960 -- A Thursday in June -- The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the first republic, 1960-1965 -- The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business, 1965-1975 -- Toujours servir : a marshal's madness, 1975-1990 -- The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation, 1990-1997 -- Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa, 1997-2002 -- La Bière et la Prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land, 2002-2006 -- The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy, 2006-2010 -- WWW.com
Control code
ocn850221510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 639 p.
Isbn
9780062200112
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)850221510

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