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The Resource Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms

Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms

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Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa
Title
Land of tears
Title remainder
the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harms
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Land of Tears, historian Robert Harms reconstructs the chaotic process by which the heart of Africa was utterly transformed in the nineteenth century and the rainforest of the Congo River basin became one of the most brutally exploited places on earth. Ranging from remote African villages to European diplomatic meetings to Connecticut piano-key factories, Harms reveals how equatorial Africa became fully, fatefully, and tragically enmeshed within our global world"--
Summary
In just three decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the heart of Africa was utterly transformed. Virtually closed to outsiders for centuries, by the early 1900s the rainforest of the Congo River basin was one of the most brutally exploited places on earth. The author of The Diligent presents an epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa that discusses the brutal exploitation of the Congo River basin rainforest by Western ivory and rubber markets
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10835687
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harms, Robert W.
Dewey number
967.031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT352.7
LC item number
.H373 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Central
  • Africa, Central
  • Africa, Central
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa
Label
Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manyema -- Competition for the Atlantic coast -- The grand highway of Commerce -- Homeward bound -- A torrent of treaties -- Creating the Congos -- Rescuing Emin -- Things fall apart -- Concession companiesand colonial violence -- The "red rubber" scandals -- The end of red rubber
Control code
2019021576
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
537 pages
Isbn
9780465028634
Lccn
2019021576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1104908900
Label
Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manyema -- Competition for the Atlantic coast -- The grand highway of Commerce -- Homeward bound -- A torrent of treaties -- Creating the Congos -- Rescuing Emin -- Things fall apart -- Concession companiesand colonial violence -- The "red rubber" scandals -- The end of red rubber
Control code
2019021576
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
537 pages
Isbn
9780465028634
Lccn
2019021576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1104908900

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