|Author||Edmund D. Morel|
As most people with any interest in African history are aware of, King Leopold's rule in the Congo was known for its appalling atrocities against the indigenous population. The cruelty of this man shocked even other colonial rulers of the time. The author of this book, along with the British diplomat Roger Casement, led what can be described as the first mass human rights movement. Even authors such as Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doyle were moved to write stinging criticisms of Leopold. This book, then, examines those crimes against humanity and brings to light the horrors inflicted on the people of the Congo.