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About the Expedition | Biographies | Anthropology | Zoology | Historical Context

About the Expedition

The Congo Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History by Henry Fairfield Osborn

The First Comprehensive Survey of Northeastern Congo

The Field Photographs of Herbert Lang

Expedition Diaries by James Chapin

Early publications by James Chapin


James P. Chapin

Herbert Lang


Introduction to Anthropology

Early Ethnography in Northeastern Congo and the Making of the Mangbetu Myth

The Mangbetu Art of Daily Life

Regions, Languages, and Tribes in Northeastern Congo


The Collection

The Elusive Okapi

The White Rhinoceros

Scientific Names

Africa's Environment in Crisis

Historical Context

King Leopold's Soliloquy by Mark Twain

An Answer to Mark Twain

Excerpts from King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (link to UVA Electronic Text Center)