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The Resource The price of liberty : African Americans and the making of Liberia, Claude A. Clegg III

The price of liberty : African Americans and the making of Liberia, Claude A. Clegg III

Label
The price of liberty : African Americans and the making of Liberia
Title
The price of liberty
Title remainder
African Americans and the making of Liberia
Statement of responsibility
Claude A. Clegg III
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clegg, Claude Andrew
Dewey number
966.62/01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT633
LC item number
.C58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberia
  • North Carolina
  • Freiheit
  • Schwarze
  • Liberia
  • USA
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
The price of liberty : African Americans and the making of Liberia, Claude A. Clegg III
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-322) 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
Contents
Origins -- Between slavery and freedom -- The first wave -- Inventing Liberia -- The price of liberty -- Emigration renaissance -- To live and die in Liberia -- The last wave -- Everything is upside down
Control code
ocm53020325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780807828458
Lccn
2003019659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53020325
  • (OCoLC)53020325
Label
The price of liberty : African Americans and the making of Liberia, Claude A. Clegg III
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-322) 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
Contents
Origins -- Between slavery and freedom -- The first wave -- Inventing Liberia -- The price of liberty -- Emigration renaissance -- To live and die in Liberia -- The last wave -- Everything is upside down
Control code
ocm53020325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780807828458
Lccn
2003019659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53020325
  • (OCoLC)53020325

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