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Category: All Categories: History: Africa: Central Africa
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Edgerton, Robert B.  
The Fall of the Asante Empire. The Hundred-year War for Africa's Gold Coast.

Publisher: N.Y., Free Press [c1995].
293 p., index, illus.; 24 cm. "At its height, the Asante empire, on the Gold Coast of Africa in present-day Ghana, comprised three million people and had its own highly sophisticated social, political, and military institutions. Armed with European firearms, the tenacious and disciplined Asante army... won the respect and admiration of British commanders, and displayed a unique willingness to adapt their traditional military tactics to counter superior British technology. ...the indigenous culture stubbornly resisted Europeanization... It was only after an entire century of fighting that resistance ultimately ceased. Anthropologist Robert Edgerton tells the story of this hundred-year was from the Asante point of view, illuminating the epic story of an entire African civilization whose history has been almost completely effaced. ...The resourcefulness and pride displayed by the Asante in their long war with the British provide a much-needed corrective to our one-sided view of native African societies as weak targets for colonial oppression." Bibliography, pp. 283-290. Color pictorial dj; remainder mark; VG+. Stock#23678.

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Forbath, Peter  
The River Congo: The Discovery, Exporation and Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River

Publisher: Harper & Row NY, 1977.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0061224901 In VG DJ; Green cl. Illus (B&W photos, art repros, map eps) . Biblio., index; 8vo; xii + 404 pages

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Forbath, Peter.  
The River Congo: The discovery, exploration, & exploitation of the world's most dramatic river.

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin [1991]..
xii, 404 p., illus.; maps, 21 cm. This river,2716 miles long, drains all of Central Africa. "Few places in the world have suffered as much terror and bloodshed as the Congo has in the past six hundred years." Stock #29,407. VG/ wrappers.

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Hyland, Paul.  
The Black Heart, A Voyage Into Central Africa.

Publisher: NY, Holt, 1988.
288 p., photos; maps, 23.5 cm. Travels up the Congo in modern Zaire to trace the steps of three men who were there in 1890: Joseph Conrad, Roger Casement, and missionary Dan Scott, the author's great uncle. Stock# 31,606x. Fine/dj fine. Another copy.Soft cover edition. Vg. $7.50.

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Kittler, Glenn  
COLORSLIDE TOUR OF THE CONGO Young Republic: a New Africa Emerges

Publisher: Columbia Record Club New York 1961.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Pocket in front of color slides. Back pocket includes record of Lowell Thomas join him on a safari through the Congo ; B&W Photographs

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Turnbull, Colin  
FOREST PEOPLE A Study of the Pygmies of the Congo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York 1962.
Second Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; B&W Illustrations; 295 pages

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Wauters, A.-J. (Alphonse-Jules), 1845-1916. Buyl, Ad. (Adolphe)  
Bibliographie du Congo, 1880-1895. Catalogue Méthodique de 3,800 ouvrages, brochures, notices et cartes...

Publisher: Mansfield Centre, CT : Martino Pub., 2006.
xlix, 356 p. Title continues: relatifs a l'histoire a la géographie et a la colonisation du Congo par A.-J. Wauters avec la collaboration de Ad. Buyl. The Belgian Congo was the original French colony established in the present-day area of the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic. It began in 1880 as a protectorate, and its borders with Cabinda, Cameroons, and the Congo Free State were established by treaties over the next decade. The plan to develop the colony was to grant massive concessions Belguim and to some thirty French companies. These were granted huge swaths of land on the promise they would be developed. This development was limited and amounted mostly to the extraction of ivory, rubber, and timber. These operations often involved great brutality and the near enslavement of the locals. Even with these measures most of the companies lost money. Only about ten earned profits. Many of the companies’ vast holdings existed only on paper with virtually no presence on the ground in Africa. Belgian Congo was temporarily divided between Gabon and Middle Congo in 1906, before being reunited as French Equatorial Africa in 1910 in an attempt to copy the relative success of French West Africa. Wauters is the most comprehensive bibliography on the Congo, with some 3800 references. Originally published: Bruxelles, Administration du Mouvement géographique, 1895. Stock#1204x. Fine, new from publisher / no dj.

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