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By Ousmane K. Power-Greene

ISBN-10: 1479823171

ISBN-13: 9781479823178

Against Wind and Tide tells the tale of African American’s conflict opposed to the yankee Colonization Society (ACS), based in 1816 with a purpose to go back loose blacks to its colony Liberia. even if ACS participants thought of loose black colonization in Africa a benevolent firm, so much black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the association sought pressured removing. As Ousmane ok. Power-Greene’s tale exhibits, those African American anticolonizationists didn't think Liberia may ever be a real “black American homeland.”
 
In this learn of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene attracts on newspapers, assembly mins, and letters to discover the concerted attempt at the a part of 19th century black activists, neighborhood leaders, and spokespersons to problem the yankee Colonization Society’s try and make colonization of loose blacks federal coverage. The ACS insisted the plan embodied empowerment. the us, they argued, might by no means settle for loose blacks as electorate, and the one way to the prestige of unfastened blacks used to be to create an self sustaining country that might essentially reject racism at its middle. however the activists and reformers at the contrary facet believed that the colonization flow used to be itself deeply racist and actually one of many maximum stumbling blocks for African americans to realize citizenship within the United States.
 
Power-Greene synthesizes debates approximately colonization and emigration, situating this advanced and enduring factor into an ever broader dialog approximately country construction and identification formation within the Atlantic world. 

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