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Abolitionists Abroad

American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa

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$38.00 • £33.95 • €34.95

ISBN 9780674007185

Publication Date: 11/05/2001


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 2 maps, 1 table


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • The Transatlantic Corridor
    • Antislavery
    • Establishment Structures
    • Antistructure
    • The American Factor
    • The Frame of Interpretation
    • Historiography
  • 1. The American Slave Corridor and the New African Potential
    • The Historical Significance of Olaudah Equiano
    • Antislavery and Black Loyalists in the American Revolution
    • The Black Poor in London
    • The Sierra Leone Resettlement Plan
    • Antislavery and Early Colonization in America
    • Thomas Peters: Moving Antislavery to Africa
    • Freedom and the Evangelical Convergence
    • Upsetting the Natural Order
    • New Light Religion:Pushing at the Boundaries
  • 2. “A Plantation of Religion” and the Enterprise Culture in Africa
    • Antislavery and Antistructure
    • David George
    • Moses Wilkinson
    • The Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion
    • Paul Cuffee
    • The Voluntarist Impulse
    • Christianity and Antinomianism
  • 3. Abolition and the Cause of Recaptive Africans
    • Sir Charles MacCarthy:Christendom Revisited
    • Recaptives and the New Society
    • The Example of Samuel Ajayi Crowther
    • The Strange Career of John Ezzidio
  • 4. The Niger Expedition, Missionary Imperatives, and African Ferment Change in the Old Order
    • Recaptives and the New Middle Class: Brokers or Collaborators?
    • Thomas Jefferson Bowen and the Manifest Middle Class
    • Crowther and the Niger Expedition
    • The Niger Mission Resumed
    • Antislavery and Its New Friends
    • The Native Pastorate and Its Nemesis
    • Martin Delany: Anatomy of a Cause
    • Debacle
    • Reaction and Resistance
  • 5. American Colonization and the Founding of Liberia Colonization Sentiments
    • The Humanitarian Motive and the Evangelical Impulse
    • Colonization without Empire: America ’s Spiritual Kingdom
    • Colonization before Antislavery: Mission of Inquiry
    • African Resettlement: Fact and Fiction
    • The Founding of Liberia: Privatization of Public Responsibility
    • Lott Carey and Liberia
    • Expansion and Exclusion
    • Black Ideology
    • Conclusion Antislavery
    • Antistructure
    • The American Factor
    • Crowther, the CMS, and Evangelical Religion
    • Colonialism, Christendom, and the Impact of Antistructure New World Lessons
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Index

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