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King Leopold's Ghost / Adam Hochschild

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In the late 1890s Edward Morel, a young British shipping company official in Antwerp began to notice something that made him suspicious. When his company's ships docked from the Congo, the new colony that the Belgian king, Leopold II, had just carved out for himself.Yet when they sailed to Africa they carried nothing out in exchange.Horrified Morel realized that there could only be only one source for the lucrative cargo.

In the late 1890s Edward Morel, a young British shipping company official in Antwerp began to notice something that made him suspicious. When his company's ships docked from the Congo, the new colony that the Belgian king, Leopold II, had just carved out for himself.Yet when they sailed to Africa they carried nothing out in exchange.Horrified Morel realized that there could only be only one source for the lucrative cargo.