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    DescriptionIn September 1910, the human rights activist and anti-imperialist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon to investigate reports of widespread human rights abuses in the vast forests stretching along the Putumayo River. Fresh from documenting the scarcely imaginable atrocities perpetrated by King Leopold in the Congo, Casement uncovered an appalling catalogue of abuse: nearly 30,000 Indians had died to produce 4,000 tonnes of rubber. Jordan Goodman recounts a crime against humanity that history has almost forgotten, but whose exposure in 1912 sent shockwaves around the world. Drawing on a wealth of original research, "The Devil and Mr Casement" is a story of colonial exploitation and corporate greed with enormous contemporary resonance.

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    The Devil and Mr Casement
    One Man's Struggle for Human Rights in South America's Heart of Darkness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jordan Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 379 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844676255
    ISBN 10: 1844676250

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, BUS077000, HIS033000, SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLS
    DC22: 364.150986163
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    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    22 July 2010
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    Author Information
    Jordan Goodman's books include The Rattlesnake: A Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea. He has published extensively on the history of medicine and science, and in cultural and economic history. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre, University College, London.
    Review quote
    "Invaluable... Goodman conjures the creak of the mast as canvas strained to breaking point, the seething scrabble of decks alive with cockroaches, and the thrill of a sparkling tropical sea after months of privation." - The Times "Jordan Goodman has produced an account which will be invaluable to future historians of the period." - Daily Telegraph "Goodman's account of the painstaking, dangerous soundings, calculations and surveying operation carried out aboard a ship that might run aground at any moment is gripping stuff... [his] account is so tense it reads more like something from a thriller than a history." - Literary Review