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The Price of LibertyAfrican Americans and the Making of Liberia$
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Claude A. Clegg III

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828458

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895580_clegg

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. Between Slavery and Freedom

. Between Slavery and Freedom

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(p.29) Two. Between Slavery and Freedom
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The Price of Liberty
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Claude A. Clegg

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.6

This chapter discusses the debates over the efficacy of colonization; the various motives behind the colonization movement; and the consideration of Haiti as a potential destination for African Americans. In early 1825, the brig Hunter approached the coast of West Africa with the first of thousands of black North Carolinians who would migrate to a colony named Liberia, meaning “a settlement of persons made free.”

Keywords:   African Americans, Haiti, immigration, slaves, slavery, colonization movement, Liberia, colony

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