Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Prologue, and Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Abstract
* King Leopold II of Belgium privately controlled and owned the Congo Free States (Congo) from 1885-1908.
* In 1908, the area was annexed to Belgium and known as the Belgian Congo.
* Leopold used his control to strip the area of wealthy in the form of ivory and rubber.
* The stripping of the wealth...
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