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Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization

Robert Murray


Established by the American Colonization Society in the early nineteenth century as a settlement for free people of color, the West African colony of Liberia is usually seen as an endpoint in the journeys of those who traveled there. In Atlantic Passages, Robert Murray reveals that many Liberian settlers did not remain in Africa but returned repeatedly to the United States, and he explores the ways this movement shaped the construction of race in the Atlantic world. Tracing the transatlantic crossings of Americo-Liberians between 1820 and 1857, in addition to delving into their experiences on ... More

Keywords: Liberia, colonization, whiteness, blackness, Atlantic World, identity, Race, Africa, United States, Americo-Liberians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066752
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Murray, author
Mercy College