King Leopold's Ghost Character Descriptions

Adam Hochschild
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Leopold II King of the Belgians

This person succeeded to the throne in 1865 and is described as pencil thin and with a large nose.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley

This person was a Welsh explorer and journalist and is famous for several expeditions to Africa.

Henry Shelton Sanford, Arthur Stevens, and Gerson Bleichröd

These people were all employed in the period leading up to the official international recognition of the Congo as a colony.

George Washington Williams

This character was a minister and historian who called himself colonel.

Joseph Conrad

This person, Polish by birth, was born Konrad Korzeniowski and grew up in Paris.

William Henry Sheppard

This person was an early African-American Presbyterian Missionary and the first black missionary in the Congo.

Edmund Dene (E.D.) Morel

This person was a British journalist who led a campaign against African slavery...

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