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Price of Liberty : African Americans and the Making of Liberia (04 Edition)

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In nineteenth-century America, the belief that blacks and whites could not live in social harmony and political equality in the same country led to a movement to relocate African Americans to Liberia, a West African colony established by the United States government and the American Colonization Society in 1822. In The Price of Liberty, Claude Clegg accounts for 2,030 North Carolina blacks who left the state and took up residence in Liberia between 1825 and 1893. By examining both the American and African sides of this experience, Clegg produces a textured account of an important chapter in the historical evolution of the Atlantic world.

For almost a century, Liberian emigration connected African Americans to the broader cultures, commerce, communication networks, and epidemiological patterns of the Afro-Atlantic region. But for many individuals, dreams of a Pan-African utopia in Liberia were tempered by complicated relationships with the Africans, whom they dispossessed of land. Liberia soon became a politically unstable mix of newcomers, indigenous peoples, and "recaptured" Africans from westbound slave ships. Ultimately, Clegg argues, in the process of forging the world's second black-ruled republic, the emigrants constructed a settler society marred by many of the same exclusionary, oppressive characteristics common to modern colonial regimes.

About the Author

Claude A. Clegg III is associate professor of history at Indiana University at Bloomington. He is author of An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807855164
Author:
Clegg, Claude Andrew
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Clegg, Claude Andrew, III
Author:
Clegg, Claude A., III
Author:
Claude A., III Clegg
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Liberia
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African-American/African Studies; AFRICA; North Carolina; History/United States: Southern
Subject:
Liberia History To 1847.
Subject:
African Americans - Colonization - Liberia
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
African-American/African Studies
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
History/United States: Southern
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
Af
Subject:
rican-American/African Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. E/215/2001
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 13 in

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