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King Leopold's Ghost Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Adam Hochschild
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Essay Topics

Who was Henry M. Stanley? What was his importance to King Leopold II?

What were the reasons King Leopold II did not outright colonize the Congo? How did this affect his decisions in Europe?

What is genocide? How did Stanley's actions construct the underpinnings of genocide?

Who influenced the American government to support King Leopold II's claim to the Congo? Why did America support the request?

Those who colonized the Congo, such as King Leopold, did so in the name of progress, humanity, and Christianity. Were their actions hypocritical? How? Support your answer with evidence from the book.

Why was George Williams called the "first heretic?" Is this an accurate title for him? Why or why not?

How is Rudyard Kipling's quote, "Where there aren't no 10 Commandments, an' a man can raise a thirst," an accurate description of the Congo under King Leopold II?

How was Conrad's novel...

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