Revisiting Bula Matari and the Congo Crisis: Successes and Anxieties in Belgium’s Late Colonial State

@article{Stanard2018RevisitingBM,
  title={Revisiting Bula Matari and the Congo Crisis: Successes and Anxieties in Belgium’s Late Colonial State},
  author={Matthew G. Stanard},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  year={2018},
  volume={46},
  pages={144 - 168}
}
ABSTRACT It is the era of decolonisation in central Africa: angry mobs in the streets; authorities struggling to contain agitation by communists and other subversives; reports of Africans strangled to death or dragged behind cars by European settlers; whites arming themselves. One might presume these scenes of disorder and abuse took place during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1965, when events appeared to spin out of control in central Africa. In fact, they occurred during the years after the… Expand

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