African testimony in the movement for Congo reform : the burden of proof / Robert Burroughs.

Author
Burroughs, Robert M., 1980- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xi, 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.

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Series
Routledge studies in the modern history of Africa [More in this series]
Summary note
The humanitarian movement against Leopold's violent colonisation of the Congo emerged out of Europe, but it depended at every turn on African input. Individuals and groups from throughout the upper Congo River basin undertook journeys of daring and self-sacrifice to provide evidence of atrocities for the colonial authorities, missionaries, and international investigators.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-180) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: the burden of proof
  • Humanitarianism and diplomacy: West African migrants in the Congo Free State (c.1890-1903)
  • Behind the Casement report (1903-4): guides, interpreters, and interviewees
  • Before the Commission of Inquiry (1904-5): travellers and testifiers
  • The silencing of witnesses: the Stannard trial (1906) and the Sheppard trial
  • "Bringing hands to the English": injured bodies as evidence
  • Conclusion: a humanitarian history from below.
ISBN
  • 9781138631694 (hardcover)
  • 1138631698 (hardcover)
LCCN
2018010637
OCLC
1037884144
Other standard number
  • 40028338940
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