King Leopold's Ghost Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

These questions are designed to help you guide your students through a structured discussion about Adam Hochschild's 'King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa'.

King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa is a 1998 nonfiction popular history book by American author Adam Hochschild. The book traces the history of the early Belgian colonialism in the Congo, and specifically the atrocities committed under the personal guidance of Belgian king Leopold II. These questions, intended for high school ages, can help students work through their reactions to this book and its presentation of a troubling period in history.

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