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African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform : The Burden of Proof.

Author: Robert Burroughs
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa Ser.
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Burroughs, Robert
African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform : The Burden of Proof
Milton : Routledge,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burroughs
ISBN: 9781351804332 1351804332 1351804324 9781351804325
OCLC Number: 1043603944
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (201 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Note on place names; Map; Introduction; The burden of proof; The Congo: from conquest to condemnation; Bearing witness and receiving testimony; Congo testimony in historical perspective; The chapters; 1 Humanitarianism and diplomacy: West African migrants in the Congo Free State (c.1890-1903); Introduction; Migrant letters: West African testimonies; Questions of trust: British diplomatic responses; West African evidence amid the rise of Congo reform; Conclusion 2 Behind the Casement report (1903-4): guides, interpreters, and intervieweesIntroduction; New Christian evangelists as guides, informants, and interpreters: Frank Teva Clark; Emerging networks and the interviews at Bolobo and Bonginda; A receptive mission: interviews at Lake Mantumba; Conclusion; 3 Before the Commission of Inquiry (1904-5): travellers and testifiers; Introduction; The Commission of Inquiry; 'Multitudes of witnesses': meetings with the Commission; The commissioners' palimpsest: Congolese testimonies in the report; Conclusion: from palaver to archive 4 The silencing of witnesses: the Stannard trial (1906) and the Sheppard trial (1909)Introduction; Law in the Congo Free State; Intimidation in the context of reform: the Stannard trial; A recruitment problem: witnesses for the Sheppard trial; Conclusion; 5 'Bringing hands to the English': injured bodies as evidence; Introduction; Objects of terror: severed hands; Retrieval: gathering body parts; Living proof: the Epondo case; Conclusion; Conclusion; A humanitarian history from below; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa Ser.

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