The Congo and the Founding of its Free State
A Story of Work and Exploration
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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.
A detailed account, first published in 1885, of the exploration of the Congo basin by Henry Stanley (1841-1904).