The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Farrar, Straus & Giroux|
| Imprint:||Hill & Wang|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
The first popular history of the former American slaves who founded, ruled, and lost Africa's first republic 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...