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Title:'Slavery in Liberia': the 'Afro-American Newspaper''s investigation of the Liberian labor scandal, 1926-1936
Author:Muhammad, Baiyina W.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal (ISSN 0024-1989)
Volume:35
Issue:2
Pages:118-142
Language:English
Geographic terms:Liberia
United States
Subjects:forced labour
journalism
pan-Africanism
international relations
1930-1939
Abstract:The Baltimore 'Afro-American', one of the leading Black newspapers of the late 19th and mid-20th centuries, attempted to forge a reconnection to Africa and other parts of the Diaspora with the aim that African Americans would begin to identify the similarities in their individual and shared experiences with other Africans. A sample of the 'Afro-American''s Pan-African agenda was evident in its coverage of the Liberian Labour Scandal, between 1926 and 1936, when Africans - Americo-Liberians - were accused of being slavers or colonizers of other - indigenous - Africans in Liberia. In this scandal, parts were also played by the US government and the Firestone Plantation Company. The latter was interested in Liberia's rubber sources. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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