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Liberia, South CarolinaAn African American Appalachian Community$
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John M. Coggeshall

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469640853

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.001.0001

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Shifting Paradigms

Shifting Paradigms

Understanding the Liberia Community

(p.1) 1 Shifting Paradigms
Liberia, South Carolina

John M. Coggeshall

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter places the story of Liberia in an academic context. A Prologue outlines the book’s major themes. A review of the historical, anthropological, sociological, philosophical, and critical black feminist theory literature contextualizes the story of Liberia for an academic audience. Liberia is an example of African American resistance, resilience, and agency -- a “freedom colony” similar to others in the US and world. The chapter also summarizes and critiques the methods and sources used for the book.

Keywords:   Countermemory, Power/resistance, Hidden transcripts, Freedom colonies, Oral history, African Americans in Appalachia, Othermothers

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