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The Congo and the Founding of its Free State 2 Volume Set

A Story of Work and Exploration

The Congo and the Founding of its Free State 2 Volume Set

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. Les mer
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The Congo and the Founding of its Free State 2 Volume Set

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. These volumes, first published in 1885, provide an account of Stanley's exploration of the Congo river in the service of Leopold II of Belgium between 1879 and 1884. Deriving from Stanley's personal journal, the books describe the difficulties he faced as he founded permanent trading stations, and his negotiations with indigenous leaders, together with his plans for the commercial exploitation of Africa. Stanley's controversial methods to achieve this aim, which led to his modern reputation as a racist and imperialist, are also revealed.

Volume 1: Preface; 1. Previous history of the Congo; 2. The political history of Congo-land; 3. The sequel to the book Through the Dark Continent; 4. The African International Association; 5. En route to the Congo; 6. Banana Point; 7. Up the 'mighty' Congo; 8. Up the Congo: from Boma to Vivi; 9. The founding of Vivi: a story of work; 10. Vivi to Isangila: a reconnaissance; 11. Vivi to Isangila: road-making - a curious chapter; 12. Visit to Isangila continued; 13. Between the cataract regions: to Manyanga; 14. Fever at Manyanga; 15. A reconnaissance to Stanley Pool; 16. Ngalyema of Ntamo; 17. Settlement at Stanley Pool; 18. The founding of Leopoldville; 19. The founding of Leopoldville continued; 20. Up the Congo to Lake Leopold II; 21. Discovery of Lake Leopold II; 22. Return to Europe; 23. Condition of affairs on the Congo; 24. To Stanley Pool; 25. To Bolobo. Volume 2: 26. To the Black River; 27. From the Black River to Stanley Pool and back to Equator Station; 28. To the Aruwimi or Biyerre; 29. Up the Biyerre; 30. To Stanley Falls; 31. Down the Congo to Stanley Pool; 32. Return to Vivi; 33. To Ostend; 34. Europeans in Africa; 35. Climate part I; 36. Climate part II; 37. The kernel of the argument; 38. The Berlin Conference; Index.

A detailed account, first published in 1885, of the exploration of the Congo basin by Henry Stanley (1841-1904).

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