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The Congo: Plunder and Resistance

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This book traces the story of the Congo from the unleashing of King Leopard's fury across the region in the 19th century, to the Western sponsored murder of Patrice Lumumba in 1961 to the war that has ravaged the country since 1997. It is an immensely readable and radical introduction to the Congo that pays attention to the importance of economic production for social organization throughout the country's recent history. It also argues that the nature of global capitalism, far from always leading to modernization, can in fact mean the expansion of private capital accompanied by social collapse. As for the future, the hope is that another politics will emerge from the resistance of ordinary Congolese to imperialist slaughter and the post-independence Mobutu dictatorship.

About the Author

David Renton is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Sunderland University. Leo Zeilig is a Researcher in the Department of Geography and Earth Science, Brunel University. David Seddon is Professor of Politics & Sociology School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia.

Table of Contents

Missionaries and Traders * Miners and Planters * Rebels and Generals * The Great Dictator * The Failed Transition * Speculators and Thieves

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842774854
Author:
Renton, David
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Seddon, David
Author:
Zeilig, Leo
Subject:
HIS001010
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.63 x 5.66 x 0.62 in

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