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Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It

Autor: Ciment, James

Editorial: Hill & Wang

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Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It :

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 settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia - Africa's first black republic - in 1847.

James Ciment's Another America is the first full account of this dramatic experiment. With empathy and a sharp eye for human foibles, Ciment reveals that the Americo-Liberians struggled to live up to their high ideals. They wrote a stirring Declaration of Independence but re-created the social order of antebellum Dixie, with themselves as the master caste. Building plantations, holding elegant soirees, and exploiting and even helping enslave the native Liberians, the persecuted became the persecutors - until a lowly native sergeant murdered their president in 1980, ending 133 years of Americo rule.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Africa
Ciencias Políticas   International Relations

ISBN 13:9780809095421
ISBN 10:0809095424
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:296
Tamaño:9.21" l x 6.34" w x 1.15" h
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