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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization
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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick

Abstract

New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization is a collection of essays examining African American recolonization to Africa, primarily Liberia. It considers white and black motivation for supporting African recolonization, the motives of settlers who went, the conditions they faced in Africa, and the role of the U.S. government on the endeavour. The authors also explore the relationship between emancipation in the United States and colonization to Africa. The collection includes analysis on both the social and cultural aspect of recolonization, from both the black and white pe ... More

Keywords: Liberia, American Colonial Society, African Missionary Work, African Resettlement, Colonization, Abraham Lincoln

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054247
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054247.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beverly C. Tomek, editor
University of Houston-Victoria

Matthew J. Hetrick, editor
Bryn Mawr School

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Front Matter

I Reconsidering the Missionary Dimensions of Colonization

II Reconsidering the Political and Diplomatic Dimensions of Colonization

III Redirecting the Field and Offering New Answers to Old Questions