Atlantic passages : race, mobility, and Liberian colonization /

Countering assumptions that the West African colony of Liberia was an endpoint in the journeys of the free people of color who traveled there, Robert Murray reveals that many Liberian settlers returned repeatedly to the United States, and he explores the ways this movement shaped the construction of...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Murray, Robert, 1983- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2021]
Table of Contents:
  • "To Be Called a Free Colored Man in the States is Synonymous with What We Here Term Slavery": Transformative Mobility and Liberian Travels through the United States
  • "All Those Things Desirable for a Map to Show": Space, Cartography, and Control in Colonial Liberia
  • "Nearly All Have Natives as Helps in their Families, and This is as it Should Be": The "Civilizing" Mission of Unfree Labor
  • "They Would Dearly Learn What It Was to Fight White Men" : Whitening through Violence in Liberia
  • "Your Views Cross the Atlantic": Black and White Responses to Settler Activism