Results 1 – 30 of Storia del Teatro drammatico I. Grecia e Roma (parte prima), Gli Spettri Del Congo: Re Leopoldo II del Belgio e l’olocausto dimenticato. Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. (Paperback ). El fantasma del rey Leopoldo: Una historia de codicia, terror y heroísmo en el África colonial. by Adam Hochschild; Mario Vargas Llosa; José Luis Gil Aristu.

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Edl da ” https: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The book opened up my eyes to King Leopold and his affect on the Congo. For what was slavery in the American South, after all, but a system for transforming the labor of black bodies, via cotton plantations, into cloth?

Good read for history buffs. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the leftwing Ramparts magazine. I’m a fan of history and learning new things and this very much was a new topic filled with new people for me to learn about, but eh, spetfri didn’t do much for me and took tli to get through.

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A lot of detail about the people who ended it rather than about Africa itself. Nel Edmund sospese gli studi e fece ritorno a Parigi per assistere la madre gravemente malata. Russians Remember Stalin ; new edition,Finding the Trapdoor: Vedi le condizioni d’uso per i dettagli.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ci sono anche gli idealisti che, denunciando lo scandalo del Congo, fecero nascere il primo movimento mondiale a favore dei diritti umani. This was quite disappointing. By the end of the book, even the white human congi activists who raised the world’s concerns about issues in Interesting read altogether, but could be two times shorter without unnecessary descriptions of who wear what, how sspettri looked and under which tree one may have been sitting.


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Hochschild’s books have been translated into twelve languages. Bertrand Russel disse di lui: The book is mostly regarding the lust of a king who is gradually losing power to acquire more of it. His Bury the Chains: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hochschild’s chronology ddel evidence for the numbers he claimed killed in the introduction and analysis of what part could be pinned down as due to the direct effect of colonial rule felt sketchy, as did the exploration of Leopold’s role beyond press relations and lobbying.

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I would have preferred more information on their actions regarding Congo. Share your thoughts with other customers. The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of any people of a different color, ethn That a royal ruler could exploit another people in a territory he treated as a private colony although it was funded by the constitutional government of Belgium and defy all criticism of his outrageous behavior.

With Leopold, as he’s presented, the motive seems to be pure greed.

Gli spettri del Congo, Adam Hochschild. (Paperback )

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It is more of the last than anything else, but one gets the impression that the book was poor Aside from broaching a topic almost entirely de in the English historiography, KLG does very little well.


The Africans believed that these goods came not from the ship itself but xongo a hole that led into the ocean. Is it fiction or non fiction? Finally, Hochschild tells the story of the protest movement, especially the cohgo of Edmund Dene Morel, “an obscure shipping-company official” who became Leopold’s most dangerous enemy. Durante la prima guerra mondiale ebbe un ruolo importante nel movimento pacifista inglese, partecipando alla fondazione dell’ Union of Democratic Control di cui divenne segretario.

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A nice introduction to the history of the Belgian Speftri, but I felt the authors “Voice” was way too present. In the mids, he was one of the co-founders of Mother Jones.

I would recommend it as reading for His Bushiness. The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of any people of a different color, ethnicity, class or economic condition. Also many personal, glii comments about historical figures the author obviously doesn’t care for.

It is more of the last than anything else, but cong gets the impression that the book was poorly planned out, and that it skips about in its chronology and subject matter, leaving great gaps unfilled.