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Author Reef, Catherine.
Title This our dark country : the American settlers of Liberia / Catherine Reef.
Pub Info New York : Clarion Books, c2002.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Cotuit Children's Room  J 966.62     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J 966.62 Reef     AVAILABLE
Descript 136 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 8.9 4 4 65485
Summary Explores the history of the colony, later the independent nation of Liberia, which was established on the west coast of Africa in 1822 as a haven for free African Americans.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-132) and index.
Contents "These Free, Sunny Shores" -- "Beyond the Reach of Mixture" -- Divine providence -- Americans -- Life upriver -- Progress -- "Some Fertile Country" -- "The Beclouded Sun" -- Epilogue: Liberia, troubled land.
Subject African Americans -- Colonization -- Liberia -- Juvenile literature.
Liberia -- History -- To 1847 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Liberia -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Colonization -- Africa.
Liberia -- History -- To 1847.
African Americans -- Liberia -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation.
Antislavery movements.
American Colonization Society.
ISBN 0618147853 (alk. paper)
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