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King Leopold's Ghost Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 10 and 11 Summary

Adam Hochschild
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Chapters 10 and 11 Summary and Analysis

Stanley spent 1890 in England, beset with various sicknesses, and married Dorothy Tennant, an eccentric, high-society painter. Popular legend holds that the marriage was never consummated. Stanley subsequently gave up adventuring and spent his time being famous. He traveled the world and gave lectures, offered opinions and accepted honors. Stanley's retirement from active exploration was a boon to Leopold, who no longer had to actively manage the man.

William Henry Sheppard was an African-American Presbyterian Missionary and the first black missionary in the Congo. He traveled to Africa in 1892, and spent the next two decades in the Congo Free State, where he was known among the native peoples as Mundéle Ndom, which roughly translates as "the black white man." Though technically not in charge of the Presbyterian Mission—it was headed by a white man—Sheppard's proactive approach and boundless energy...

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