New Jerusalems

  • Philip D. Curtin


It was clear by 1781 that Britain was losing the American war, and, as the old empire crumbled, it was equally clear that some basic adjustments would take place in her relations with the overseas world. Many of those with a special interest in Africa began to turn their attention to specific projects or suggestions for a new African policy. After a period of gestation in the first years of peace, the projects began to appear in quantity. Between 1788 and 1793 (and the new war with France) a few actually materialized in a series of attempts to colonize the West African coast.


European Settler Legislative Council Black Poor West African Coast Colonization Project 
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