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African Churches and an African Nation: Paul Cuffe, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the American Colonization Society

James Sidbury

in Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320107
eISBN:
9780199789009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents the story of the first expedition sent to Africa by the American Colonization Society (ACS) and the efforts of two of Paul Cuffe's close friends and supporters — John Kizell, a ... More


Resurrecting the “Iniquitous Scheme”: The Rebirth of the Colonization Movement in America, 1840–1854

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rebirth of the American Colonization Society (ACS) and the colonization movement in America during the period 1840–1854. As the 1850s approached, colonization gathered ... More


“The Cause Is God’s and Must Prevail”: Building an Anticolonizationist Wall in Great Britain, 1830–1850

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anticolonization movement in Britain and how it helped black abolitionists in their fight to end slavery in the United States. During the 1830s and 1840s, the American ... More


“The Means of Alleviating the Suffering”: Haitian Emigration and the Colonization Movement, 1817–1830

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Haitian emigration movement during the period 1817–1830 and its impact on the American Colonization Society (ACS) and African colonization more generally. During the 1820s, ... More


Rethinking Colonization in the Early United States

Nicholas Guyatt

in New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054247
eISBN:
9780813053011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the colonization movement to reassess the role of the movement in early U.S. history. It focuses particularly on the arguments, ... More


“We here mean literally what we say”: Elliott Cresson and the Pennsylvania Colonization Society’s Humanitarian Agenda

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter tells the story of Elliott Cresson, a staunch proponent of the colonization movement. Cresson began working for the American Colonization Society (ACS) diligently in 1829 and continued ... More


Race, Sympathy, and Missionary Sensibility in the New England Colonization Movement

Gale L. Kenny

in New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054247
eISBN:
9780813053011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the missionary ideas shared by those from New England who supported the African recolonization movement. It features Leonard Bacon and Lydia Sigourney and traces their motives ... More


The American Colonization Society’s Not-So-Private Colonization Project

David F. Ericson

in New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054247
eISBN:
9780813053011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Ericson traces the efforts of the American Colonization Society to gain the financial support of the U.S. government and the public-private partnership that ensued. He maintains that this partnership ... More


“An Undue Illusion”: Emigration, Colonization, and the Destiny of the Colored Races, 1850–1858

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how emigration and colonization converged in Frederick Douglass's battle with Martin Delany and those “black nationalists” who argued for the creation of a black American ... More


Leaving Home

Lisa A. Lindsay

in Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631127
eISBN:
9781469631141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In late 1852, twenty-four year old Church Vaughan boarded a ship bound for Liberia. The vessel had been chartered by the American Colonization Society, an organization founded by white ... More


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