Empire of Rubber
Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia
Discover the shocking story of America's hidden empire in Liberia with Empire of Rubber. Historian and filmmaker Gregg Mitman uncovers the racial exploitation, environmental devastation, and political maneuvering of Firestone's takeover of Liberia to become America's rubber empire. Learn about the promises unfulfilled for the Liberians who toiled on rubber plantations and the widespread inequalities that fed unrest and rebellion. This captivating exposé of corporate greed and power will leave you questioning the impact of capitalism on vulnerable nations.