Wednesday, June 08, 2005

King Leopold's Soliloquy

King Leopold's Soliloquy - Mark Twain's pamphlet condemning King Leopold of Belgium for his brutal rule of the Congo, published in 1905 by the American Congo Reform Association.

From the site:

Mark Twain wrote King Leopold's Soliloquy soon after Edmund Dene Morel of the English Congo Reform Association visited him in New York in October of 1904 to ask for his help in mobilizing support for an American branch of the organization. The essay was completed by February of 1905 and submitted to Harper & Brothers for publication.

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