Originally Posted by Don Zeko
No, it is not literally the exact same thing. Read the wikipedia entry on the Belgian Congo
and then get back to me on this one.
how about do a field in colonial history and then get back to me?
if not, read these (especially the first one)
Crawford Young. The African State in Historical Perspective. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
John Kelly Thornton. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
David Eltis. The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas. Cambridge, UK; New York: CambridgeUniversity Press, 2000.