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The The Congo and the Founding of its Free State 2 Volume Set The Congo and the Founding of its Free State

by Henry Morton Stanley

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Series

The The Congo and the Founding of its Free State 2 Volume Set The Congo and the Founding of its Free State Synopsis

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. These volumes, first published in 1885, provide an account of Stanley's exploration of the Congo river in the service of Leopold II of Belgium between 1879 and 1884. Deriving from Stanley's personal journal, the books describe the difficulties he faced as he founded permanent trading stations, and his negotiations with indigenous leaders, together with his plans for the commercial exploitation of Africa. Stanley's controversial methods to achieve this aim, which led to his modern reputation as a racist and imperialist, are also revealed. Volume 1 covers 1879-83.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108031318
Publication date: 25th August 2011
Author: Henry Morton Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 624 pages
Categories: Classic travel writing, African history,

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