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
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the epic history of a people
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David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Epic in scope and deeply moving, CONGO traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. David 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. Van Reybrouck interweaves his own family's history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals - charismatic dictators, feuding warlords, child-soldiers, the elderly, female merchant smugglers, and many in the African diaspora of Europe and China - to offer a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective and returning a nation's history to its people
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967.51
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index present
Language note
Translation of: Congo-- een geschiedenis
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-618) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 Bie..re et la Prie..re (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land : 2002-2006
  • The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy : 2006-2010
  • WWW.com
  • New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West : 1870-1885
  • Diabolical filth : Congo under Leopold : 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
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x, 639 pages
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9780007562916
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