Author Harms, Robert W., 1946- author
Title Land of tears : the exploration and exploitation of equatorial Africa / Robert Harms
Imprint New York, NY : Basic Books, Hackette Book Group, 2019
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 人文社會聯圖  DT352.7 .H373 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020618823
Descript v, 538 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-522) and index
Manyema -- Atlantic Coast -- Highway of Commerce -- Homeward Bound -- Torrent of Treaties -- Creating the Congos -- Rescuing Emin -- Things Fall Apart -- Concession Companies -- Red Rubber Scandals -- End of Red Rubber
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Africa, Central -- History -- To 1884
Africa, Central -- Colonization -- Environmental aspects
Africa, Central -- Colonization -- Social aspects