The Crime of the Congo by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Crime of the Congo by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, but he was also a physician, humanitarian, and successful non-fiction writer. In THE CRIME OF THE CONGO, Doyle documents the atrocities committed in the Congo Free State, the personal possession of Leopold II of Belgium. Thousands of native Africans were forced to labor on

Overview

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, but he was also a physician, humanitarian, and successful non-fiction writer. In THE CRIME OF THE CONGO, Doyle documents the atrocities committed in the Congo Free State, the personal possession of Leopold II of Belgium. Thousands of native Africans were forced to labor on rubber plantations for the benefit of their colonial overlords. The abuses of the Congo Free State, and worldwide denunciations when they came to light, were instrumental in the Belgian government assuming responsibility of the territory, and renaming it the Belgian Congo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012541871
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
325 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician who began writing as a way to pass time between patients at his medical practice. Most famous for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Doyle wrote dozens of other works of fiction and several influential non-fiction works.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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