Congo Free State


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Congo Free State

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Congo Free State

n
(Placename) a former name (1885–1908) of (Democratic Republic of) Congo2

Con′go Free′ State`


n.
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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It was particularly bad during the rule of King Leopold II in the Congo Free State up to 1909.
The Congo Free State was a large state in Central Africa which was in personal custody of King Leopold II.
Combing through a vast array of primary source material--from Lomongo memory essays, colonial records, photography, songs, and her own ethnographic encounters--Nancy Rose Hunt argues that the nervousness at the core of the two colonial states, the Congo Free State (1885-1908) and the Belgian Congo (1908-1960), stimulated oscillating regimes bringing the state, its actors, and the local Congolese into collision.
Thereafter, the reader is given a thoroughgoing tour of the region from the bloody days of the infamous Congo Free State through to decolonization and, in her conclusion at least, beyond.
Williams is an African-American veteran of the Civil War who the US sends to King Leopold II's Congo Free State to investigate reports of slavery there.
The event that most symbolizes the colonial carve-up is the conference that Otto von Bismarck organized in Berlin from November 1884 until February 1885, where an area twice the size of Germany and France, the Congo Free State, was presented as a gift to Belgium's King Leopold II.
So Leopold II set his sights on Africa where dream turned into reality in 1885, in what was known as the Congo Free State which was deemed Leopold II's personal colony.
Exploring the nature and place of genocide in human history, this volume describes the genocide of Canadian first nations, Australian aboriginal clans, the Congo Free State, Christian minorities in Turkey, Jews in Nazi Germany, Tibetans, Croatians, Khmers, Jumma, and the Tutsi people.
It is in that way that the reader learns about the early traders from Europe and from the East, about the difference between Leopold's Congo Free State with its crushing rubber regime and the Chinese-built railway and the relative calm of the colonial period which started in 1908 and which would last 50 years.
At 18, he started work as a clerk with a Liverpool–based shipping firm that had a contract with the Congo Free State.
Her photographs were not only vital in the fight against the human rights abuses carried out in the Congo Free State but to the development of human rights photography generally, something which is key in highlighting global human rights abuses today.
Leopoldian profits extorted from the mistitled Congo Free State funded the construction of the vast Musee du Congo Beige (now Africa Museum) in Tervuren, just outside of Brussels; a number of smaller local museums featured colonial exhibits.