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Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man's Battle for Human Rights in South America's Heart of Darkness

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In September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports of widespread human-rights abuses in the forests along the Putumayo River. Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber for Peruvian and British commercial interests, under the brutal rubber baron Julio César Arana. In 1912, Casements seven-hundred-page report of the Putumayo violence set off reverberations throughout the world. Drawing on a wealth of original research, The Devil and Mr. Casement is a haunting story of modern capitalism with enormous contemporary political resonance.

About the Author

JORDAN GOODMAN has been a professional historian for thirty years and is Honorary Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London. His last book was The Rattlesnake (Faber, 2005).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312680589
Author:
Goodman, Jordan
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Adventurers
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
Human Rights
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one 8-page bandw photo insert;
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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