• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 the area of Liberia was vaguely assessed at a coastline of 600 miles, extending 100 miles into the interior; the population was estimated at about 500,000, of whom 16,000 were ‘Americo-Liberians’. Two years earlier the USA had recognized the Republic, the last power to do so. There were no railways, no ports, only a few roads; and the government were still trying to pacify the interior.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. Brown, G. W., The Economic History of Liberia. Washington, 1941Google Scholar
  2. Cole, H. B. (ed.), The Liberan Year Book. Monrovia:, 1962Google Scholar
  3. Huberich, O. H., The Political and Legislative History of Liberia. New York, 1952Google Scholar
  4. Xaidoo, B. (ed.), Liberia Annual Review. London and Monrovia, 1961Google Scholar
  5. Reed, W. E., Reconnaissance Soil Survey of Liberia. Washington, 1951Google Scholar
  6. Richardson, N. R., Liberia’s Past and Present. London, 1959Google Scholar
  7. Welch, G., The Jet Lighthouse. London 1960Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

Personalised recommendations