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


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. Daniels, A., Monrovia Mon Amour: a Visit to Liberia London, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Sawyer, A., The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia: Tragedy and Challenge San Francisco, 1992Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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