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Journey of Hope: The Back-To-Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s

By: Kenneth C. Barnes.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2004

Seller ID: 855502

ISBN: 0807855502

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 24 illus., 4 maps, 2 figs., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS) in the 1820s as an African refuge for free blacks and liberated American slaves. While interest in African migration waned after the Civil War, it roared back in the late nineteenth century with the rise of Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement throughout the South. The back-to-Africa movement held great new appeal to the South's most marginalized citizens, rural African Americans. Nowhere was this intere... View more info