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    DescriptionIn September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports of widespread human-rights abuses in the forests along the Putumayo River. Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber for Peruvian and British commercial interests, under the brutal rubber baron Julio Cesar Arana. In 1912, Casement's seven-hundred-page report of the Putumayo violence set off reverberations throughout the world. Drawing on a wealth of original research, "The Devil and Mr. Casement" is a haunting story of modern capitalism with enormous contemporary political resonance.


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    Title
    Devil and Mr. Casement
    Subtitle
    One Man's Battle for Human Rights in South America's Heart of Darkness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jordan Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312680589
    ISBN 10: 0312680589
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    LC classification: JC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010, BUS077000, HIS033000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 95
    B&T Approval Code: A41863000, A43401844
    Abridged Dewey: 323
    B&T Approval Code: A96600000
    DC21: 305.8989
    DC22: 305.8989
    BIC subject category V2: KJZ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Author Information
    JORDAN GOODMAN has been a professional historian for thirty years and is Honorary Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London. His last book was "The Rattlesnake "(Faber, 2005).
    Review quote
    "Written with detail and care..."The Devil and Mr. Casement "tells an important story....A valuable addition to the histories of Western exploitation at the beginning of the twentieth century." "--The""Boston Globe""A fine and meticulous book...adds to Casement's reputation as a pioneer of the human rights movement's tactics, including the on-the-spot investigation, and the leveraging of public outrage to spur reform." "--"Greg Grandin, "The New York Times Book Review""With vivid touches of imagination and humor, Goodman captures the drama and paradox of Casement's varied life." "--""The New Yorker""Goodman motors the pace and stokes suspense with cliff-hanger chapter endings and a dramatic courtroom trial...."The Devil and Mr. Casement" is delicately presented less as a tale of atrocities than as one of all-too-familiar corporate greed, diplomatic red tape, conflicting politics, and the shifting influence of the West in South America." "--""The Miami Herald""A fast-paced account of [a] groundbreaking effort to hold corporations accountable for their misdeeds, as well as a detailed portrait of Casement." "--""Mother Jones""Goodman's journalistic narrative is a reminder of the devastation that greed can cause and the good work that can be done by a few good men." "--""Shepherd Express" (Milwaukee)