King Leopolds Ghost by Frederic P. MillerPlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! King Leopolds Ghost is a best-selling popular history book by Adam Hochschild that explores the exploitation of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium between 1885 and 1908. The book aims to increase public awareness of crimes committed by European colonial rulers in Africa. It was refused by nine of the ten U.S. publishing houses to which an outline was submitted, but became an unexpected bestseller and won the prestigious Mark Lynton History Prize for literary style. By 2005, some 400,000 copies were in print in a dozen languages. The title is adopted from the poem The Congo, by Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay. Condemning Leopolds actions, Lindsay wrote: Listen to the yell of Leopolds ghost, / Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host. The book is the basis of a 2006 documentary film of the same name, directed by Pippa Scott and narrated by Don Cheadle.
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In the s, Leopold began an underhanded campaign for the right to colonize the Congo Free State for himself, and once he succeeded, he turned the country into a slave camp, stripping out all valuable resources and slaughtering the locals. The film Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Pippa Scott-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you. Now, before we get into the various whats and wheres of how you can watch 'King Leopold's Ghost' right now, here are some particulars about the Linden Productions documentary flick. Released January 16th, , 'King Leopold's Ghost' stars Don Cheadle The PG movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 47 min, and received a score of 71 out of on Metacritic, which put together reviews from 7 experienced critics. Interested in knowing what the movie's about?
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King Leopold's Ghost. A work of history that reads like a novel. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave, committed handful of idealists, missionaries, travelers, diplomats, and African villagers who found themselves witnesses to and, in too many instances, victims of a holocaust. Incoming ships were crammed with valuable ivory and rubber. Outbound ships carried little more than soldiers and firearms.