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 (Author)
Other Authors: Garrett, Sam (Translator)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition:First edition.
Table of 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.