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

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

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

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, Casement's 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780312680589
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,037,115
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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).

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