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Title:Liberia and Containment Policy Against Colonial Take-Over: Public Health and Sanitation Reform, 1912-1953
Author:Patton, Adell
Year:2005
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Volume:30
Issue:2
Pages:40-65
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:public health
sanitation
1900-1949
History and Exploration
Health and Nutrition
Politics and Government
Abstract:By 1900, the independent Republic of Liberia was surrounded by colonial governments in West Africa. The French and British claimed some Liberian territory and threatened to take more. In order to control the spread of diseases, colonial governments developed sanitation systems. Liberians felt that improved health and sanitation reform would make their nation attractive to foreigners. Therefore, the Liberian government intentionally feigned attempts of cooperation with Western countries to develop sanitation measures in order to maintain an image of the nation as undesirable to white settlement from 1912 to 1953. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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