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

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Book Discussion on King Leopold's Ghost

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

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  • 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
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