Saturday, December 26, 2020

Five books that uncovered our secret history

David Olusoga is a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker. He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.

At the Guardian, Olusoga tagged five books that uncovered our hidden history, including:
Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost shows how the world came to know about the private African colony that Leopold II of Belgium turned into a genocidal slave state in the last years of the 19th century. Hochschild, one of the finest writers of history, tells his story through intertwining biographies. While never shying away from the horrors taking place in Congo, he lays out the detective work of how the truth was pieced together and exposed.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue