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“He Dreamed of Africa”: Kinship, Class, and Peoplehood

Kendra Taira Field

in Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300180527
eISBN:
9780300182286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180527.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 traces the migratory life of Alexander “Elic” Davis, the African-American farmer and preacher who led his cousin, Monroe Coleman, to Indian Territory. Davis’s life illuminates the ... More


Introduction

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/9781479823178.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores African Americans' organized resistance to colonization, and specifically their battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS) and those who believed that African ... 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


Epilogue

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/9781479823178.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue examines the legacy of the American Colonization Society and how some black Americans came to the realization that leaving the South was the only alternative after the collapse of ... More


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