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Another America : the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Ciment
ISBN: 9780809095421 0809095424
OCLC Number: 812068768
Description: 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.
Responsibility: James Ciment.

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