Republic of Liberia
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Republic of Liberia had its origin in the efforts of several American philanthropic societies to establish freed American slaves in a colony on the West African coast. In 1822 a settlement was formed near the spot where Monrovia now stands. On 26 July 1847 the State was constituted as the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia.


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Further Reading

  1. Economic Suney of Liberia, 1981. Ministry of Planning and Economic AffairsGoogle Scholar
  2. Dunn, D. E., The Foreign Policy of Liberia during the Tubman Era, 1944–71. London, 1979Google Scholar
  3. Fraenkel, M., Tribe and Class in Monrovia. OUP, 1964Google Scholar
  4. Wilson, C. M., Liberia: Black Africa in Microcosm. New York, 1971Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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  • Brian Hunter

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