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Online Archives

Below is a list of online archives related to the Congo: (in French)

– This site gives details on access conditions for researchers and retraces the history of the colonial archives held in Brazzaville, as well as containing a few digitised sample documents and inventories of the Gouvernement Général and the Inspection Générale de l’Enseignement.

– This site contains several key contemporary texts written about the Congo Free State, from writers including E.D. Morel and Henry Morton Stanley.



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Below is a list of primary source books published on the subject of the Congo Free State and the movement for Congo reform.


American Congo Reform Association. Conditions in the Congo State. Washington, D.C.: Judge and Deyweiler, 1904.


American Congo Reform Association. The Latest Phase of the Congo Question. Baltimore: The Sun Book and Job Printing Office, 1906.


Conan Doyle, A. Crime of the Congo. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1909.


Burrows, G. & Canisius, E. The Curse of Central Africa. London: R.A. Everett & Co., 1903.


Morel, E. D. History of the Congo Reform Movement. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968.


Morel, E. D. King Leopold’s Rule in Africa. London: William Heinemann, 1904.


Morel, E. D. The Congo Slave State. Liverpool: John Richardson and Sons, 1902.


Starr, F. The Truth about the Congo. Chicago: Forbes and Company, 1907.


Twain, M. King Leopold’s Soliloquy. Boston: The P.R. Warren Co., 1905.

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Europe made in Africa

By Dr Rob Burroughs

On Saturday 22 September I participated in the ‘Europe Made in Africa: The Congo Free State in European Culture’ conference at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. The event

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