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African-American exploration in West Africa : four nineteenth-century diaries

Author: James L Sims; George L Seymour; Benjamin J K Anderson; James Fairhead
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1860s, as America waged civil war, several thousand African Americans sought greater freedom by emigrating to the fledgling nation of Liberia. While some argued that the new black republic represented disposal rather than emancipation, a few intrepid men set out to explore their African home. African-American Exploration in West Africa collects the travel diaries of James L. Sims, George L. Seymour, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African-American exploration in West Africa.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607054407
Named Person: James L Sims; George L Seymour; Benjamin J K Anderson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L Sims; George L Seymour; Benjamin J K Anderson; James Fairhead
ISBN: 0253341949 9780253341945
OCLC Number: 50912516
Description: xii, 488 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Liberia of the journeys --
Journeys in the interior --
James L. Sims, 1858 --
George L. Seymour, 1858 --
Benjamin Anderson, 1868-69 --
Benjamin Anderson, 1874 --
The journeys and the interior.
Responsibility: edited by James Fairhead [and others].
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Presents four travel diaries of pioneering African Americans who were the first to explore and document the West African interior. This work reveals the wealth and beauty of Africa in descriptions of  Read more...

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[T]hose with some knowledge of the area will find the carefully annotated diaries fascinating. . . . Recommended. * Choice *

 
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