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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Chicago : The University of Chicago Press
    Format: 1 Online-Ressource (320 Seiten) , Illustrationen, Karten
    ISBN: 9780226828206
    Content: "The work of imperialism requires imperialists. But who were the everyday people who willingly served the traditional European empires? Why did they do things that ranged from thoughtless and amoral to criminal and unforgivable? With unblinking clarity and precision, Arwen Mohun here interrogates the life and actions of her great-grandfather Richard Dorsey Mohun, an American who abetted King Leopold of Belgium's horrific exploitation of the Congo Free State. Mohun details his careless and racist use of power, revealing him as an all-too-unreflective ambassador of American corporate imperialism. She seeks not to excuse Dorsey but to understand how individual desire and imperial lust fueled one another, to catastrophic ends"--
    Note: Prologue -- African connections -- Africa in mind -- The journey up-country -- Arab encounters -- The messy business of hero making -- A hero's welcome -- The consular life -- Infrastructures of empire -- Facts on the ground -- The truth about the Congo -- Manifest destiny -- After Africa and conclusion
    Additional Edition: Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe ISBN 978-0-22682819-0
    Language: English
    Keywords: Mohun, Richard Dorsey 1864-1915 ; Kongo ; Kolonialismus ; Geschichte 1882-1908 ; Biografie
    URL: Volltext  (URL des Erstveröffentlichers)
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