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Author Taithe, Bertrand.

Title The killer trail : a colonial scandal in the heart of Africa / Bertrand Taithe
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Illustrations; Note; Preface; 1. DYING FOR FRENCH SOUDAN; 2. CIVILIZATION AND AFRICA; 3. PRIVATEERING FOR FRANCE; 4. OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN?; 5. SLAVING AND AFRICAN WARFARE; 6. CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SCANDALS; 7. FROM THE HEART OF DARKNESS TO TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY GUILT; 8. CONCLUSION: TRAUMATIZED PERPETRATORS?; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Killer Trail tells the tale of one of the most notorious atrocities to take place during the European 'scramble for Africa', a real life story of insane violence in the heart of an exotic continent that eerily prefigures fictional accounts such as The Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now. The Voulet-Chanoine mission left Dakar in 1898 for the centre of Africa and the region of Lake Chad with the aim of establishing effective borders between the French and British empires while 'pacifying' a notoriously belligerent region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chanoine, Julien, 1870-1899.
Voulet, Paul, 1866-1899.
Mission Afrique centrale.
Atrocities -- Africa, Central -- History -- 19th century.
French -- Africa, Central -- History -- 19th century.
Scandals -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Africa, Central -- Colonization.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- French
Africa, Central -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009032249
ISBN 0191571555 (electronic bk.)
0199231214 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780191571558 (electronic bk.)
9780199231218 (hbk. ; alk. paper)