Book Discussion on King Leopold's Ghost

Mr. Hochschild talked about his book [King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa], published… read more

Mr. Hochschild talked about his book [King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story

of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa], published by

Houghton Mifflin Company. He described the search for a colony

for Belgium by King Leopold during the scramble for colonies in Asia

and Africa. Once the Belgian Congo was established Leopold instituted

a reign of terror that killed millions of native people. After his

prepared remarks the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on King Leopold's Ghost

965 Views
Program ID:
114422-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Berkeley, California, United States
First Aired:
Sep 4, 1999
Last Aired:
Sep 6, 1999

Airing Details

  • Sep 04, 1999 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 1999 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 1999 | 6:26am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on King Leopold's Ghost

  • DVD
    Price:
    $29.95
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99