In the late 1890s Edmund Morel, a shipping company official working in Antwerp, noticed something suspicious. When his company's ships docked from the Congo, they were filled with valuable cargoes of rubber and ivory. Yet when they sailed back to Africa they carried nothing in exchange. Nothing, that is, except soldiers, military supplies and firearms. Horrified, Morel realized that there could only be one explanation for the lucrative cargo: slave labour on a vast scale.;Morel abandoned his job and became an ...

King Leopold's Ghost 2012, Pan Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781447211358

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King Leopold's Ghost 1999, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333661260

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