The Resource Against wind and tide : the African American struggle against the colonization movement, Ousmane K. Power-Greene, (electronic resource)

Against wind and tide : the African American struggle against the colonization movement, Ousmane K. Power-Greene, (electronic resource)

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Against wind and tide : the African American struggle against the colonization movement
Title
Against wind and tide
Title remainder
the African American struggle against the colonization movement
Statement of responsibility
Ousmane K. Power-Greene
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American's battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization sought forced removal. As Ousmane K. Power-Greene's story shows, these African American anticolonizationists did not believe Liberia would ever be a true 'black American homeland.' In this study of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene draws on newspapers, meeting minutes, and letters to explore the concerted effort on the part of nineteenth century black activists, community leaders, and spokespersons to challenge the American Colonization Society's attempt to make colonization of free blacks federal policy. The ACS insisted the plan embodied empowerment. The United States, they argued, would never accept free blacks as citizens, and the only solution to the status of free blacks was to create an autonomous nation that would fundamentally reject racism at its core. But the activists and reformers on the opposite side believed that the colonization movement was itself deeply racist and in fact one of the greatest obstacles for African Americans to gain citizenship in the United States. Power-Greene synthesizes debates about colonization and emigration, situating this complex and enduring issue into an ever broader conversation about nation building and identity formation in the Atlantic world"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 973.0496073
  • 973/.0496073
Index
index present
LC call number
E448
LC item number
.P786 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American places
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Against wind and tide : the African American struggle against the colonization movement, Ousmane K. Power-Greene, (electronic resource)
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "The Means of Alleviating the Suffering": Haitian Emigration and the Colonization Movement, 1817-1830 -- 2. "One of the Wildest Projects Ever": Abolitionists and the Anticolonizationist Impulse, 1830-1840 -- 3. "The Cause Is God's and Must Prevail": Building an Anticolonizationist Wall in Great Britain, 1830-1850 -- 4. Resurrecting the "Iniquitous Scheme": The Rebirth of the Colonization Movement in America, 1840-1854 -- 5. "An Undue Illusion": Emigration, Colonization, and the Destiny of the Colored Races, 1850-1858 -- 6. "For God and Humanity": Anticolonization in the Civil War Era
Control code
ocn884647819
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479876693
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt8jwj2n
  • bf4a5ec4-f78f-4347-8b13-0fa9b1355284
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not applicable
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.b30594029
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884647819
  • jstor884647819

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