Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia
- Author: Bronwen Everill
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Published: December 2012
- ISBN-10: 113702867X
- ISBN-13: 9781137028679
- Format: Hardcover
- Size: 5.75 X 8.5 X 0.75
- Weight: 1.05 lbs.
- Subject: HISTORY / Africa / General
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Anti-slavery colonies – settlements for freed slaves that were intended to prevent the slave trade in West Africa – were established by both American and British societies. Although they occasionally attempted to work together in support of these settlements and their anti-slave trade goals, the societies were more frequently in conflict. Looking for the origin of this Anglo-American rivalry, this book applies a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It examines the foundations of these societies, their contribution to the development of 'Civilization, Commerce, and Christianity' as a practical approach to anti-slavery interventions in West Africa, and the points of conflict between them that fed rivalries in America and Britain.
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