HIST 15 Paper Prompt-1

HIST 15 Paper Prompt-1 - Consider events, people, and...

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HIST 15 Fall 2010 Paper Prompt: King Leopold's Ghost Based on your reading of King Leopold's Ghost , what do you see as the primary factors that worked to undermine King Leopold's control of the Congo? What resistance did King Leopold (and Belgium as a whole) meet? How did indigenous African rebellions interfere with European colonization efforts in the Congo? How did some Americans and Europeans work to prevent Leopold’s conquest of the Congo? Although the Belgian Congo remained a colony until 1960, how impactful to you think anti-colonial mentalities were during King Leopold's reign?
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Unformatted text preview: Consider events, people, and mentalities both inside the Congo and in Europe and the US. Be specific and support your points with examples from the book. You may also use your other course readings and lecture notes to support your ideas. **** Your paper should be 5-6 pages, typed, double spaced. You must also submit a digital copy of your paper to Safe Assignment. Your TAs will provide further instructions on this, as well as provide you with specific citations guidelines. A hard-copy of your paper is due in lecture on Tuesday November 23 . NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED....
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