Land Of Tears: The Exploration And Exploitation Of Equatorial Africa

deRobert Harms

3 décembre 2019|
Land Of Tears: The Exploration And Exploitation Of Equatorial Africa de Robert Harms
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A prizewinning historian''s epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa
In just three decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the heart of Africa was utterly transformed. Virtually closed to outsiders for centuries, by the early 1900s the rainforest of the Congo River basin was one of the most brutally exploited places on earth. InLand of Tears, historian Robert Harms reconstructs the chaotic process by which this happened. Beginning in the 1870s, traders, explorers, and empire builders from Arabia, Europe, and America moved rapidly into the region, where they pioneered a deadly trade in ivory and rubber for Western markets and in enslaved labor for the Indian Ocean rim. Imperial conquest followed close behind.
Ranging from remote African villages to European diplomatic meetings to Connecticut piano-key factories,Land of Tearsreveals how equatorial Africa became fully, fatefully, and tragically enmeshed within our global world.
Robert Harmsis Henry J. Heinz Professor of History and African Studies at Yale University. He is the author of several books on African history, includingThe Diligent, winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Frederick Douglass Prize, and the J. Russell Major Prize. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
Titre :Land Of Tears: The Exploration And Exploitation Of Equatorial Africa
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :544 pages, 9.55 X 6.45 X 2.1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :544 pages, 9.55 X 6.45 X 2.1 po
Publié le :3 décembre 2019
Publié par :Basic Books
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780465028634

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