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The Resource Liberian dreams : back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s, edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses

Liberian dreams : back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s, edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses

Label
Liberian dreams : back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s
Title
Liberian dreams
Title remainder
back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the early nineteenth century, the American Colonization Society was formed for the purpose of encouraging emigration of free blacks to Africa. While intent on ridding the United States of what they saw as a dangerous black population, the association also attracted some liberals who viewed its goals as an incentive toward emancipation." "Attitudes among African Americans toward colonization were varied, viewed by some as an opportunity to start new lives in a free country and by others as a deceptive scheme of the white man. But when the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 put the freedom of every person of African descent in jeopardy, many began to consider emigration their only option."
  • "This collection of historic documents illuminates the debate on emigration through the narratives of four black men who in 1853 traveled to the new black nation of Liberia. Their accounts offer surprisingly different views and insights on the young country and provide both endorsements and condemnations of the colonization effort."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
966.62/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DT634
LC item number
.L53 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moses, Wilson Jeremiah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Back to Africa movement
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
Label
Liberian dreams : back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s, edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37545563
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 234 pages
Isbn
9780271017105
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97037112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Liberian dreams : back-to-Africa narratives from the 1850s, edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37545563
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 234 pages
Isbn
9780271017105
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97037112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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