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Another America

The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It
Ciment, James (Book - 2013)
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Another America
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In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia-- Africa's first black republic-- in 1847.
Authors: Ciment, James
Title: Another America
the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xx, 296 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Contents: The black Mayflower
Original sin
First families and fresh graves
Africa's lone star
A matter of color
The African banquet
Conquering hero
The slave ring
The original African big man
Father and son
Epilogue.
Summary: In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia-- Africa's first black republic-- in 1847.
Local Note: 15 53 102 109 118 172 182 210 211 243 244
ISBN: 0809095424
9780809095421
Statement of Responsibility: James Ciment
Bibliography: Includes bibliographic references and index.
Subject Headings: United States Relations Liberia. Liberia Relations United States. African Americans Colonization Liberia. Liberia History.
Topical Term: African Americans
LCCN: 2012051089
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