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Maps of Liberia 1830 - 1870
Title: Maps of Liberia 1830 - 1870
Title alternative: American Colonization Society Collection
URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/libhome.html
Creator: Library of Congress <Washington, DC>
Abstract: This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of Liberia: a map prepared for a book first published in the 1820's by ACS agent Jehudi Ashmun, a map showing the areas in Liberia that were ceded to the society by indigenous chiefs, and a detailed map dated 1869 by a man thought to be the black American explorer Benjamin Anderson. [according to site editor’s information]
Keywords: geography; abolitionism; slavery
Countries: Liberia
Subject areas: Society » Society;
History & Geography » History up to 1850;
History & Geography » History since 1850;
History & Geography » Geography
Resource type: Collections of Maps;
Collections of historical Sources
Language: English
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