1822: The Role of Southern Slaveholders in Sending Freed Slaves to Liberia to Preserve the Institution of Slavery in America

Monrovia, Liberia (1842); Source: Wikimedia Commons

In discussions of the colonization of Africa much focus is often given to the efforts of major Western Powers to carve up the continent for their own. People often forget that the United States itself would found a colony for the purpose of settling free-born Blacks and ex-slaves…