Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against - download pdf or read online

By Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Against Wind and Tide tells the tale of African American’s conflict opposed to the yankee Colonization Society (ACS), based in 1816 so that it will go back unfastened blacks to its colony Liberia. even supposing ACS participants thought of unfastened black colonization in Africa a benevolent company, such a lot black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the association sought pressured removing. As Ousmane ok. Power-Greene’s tale indicates, those African American anticolonizationists didn't think Liberia could ever be a real “black American homeland.”
In this examine of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene attracts on newspapers, assembly mins, and letters to discover the concerted attempt at the a part of 19th century black activists, neighborhood leaders, and spokespersons to problem the yank Colonization Society’s try and make colonization of unfastened blacks federal coverage. The ACS insisted the plan embodied empowerment. the us, they argued, might by no means settle for unfastened blacks as voters, and the single strategy to the prestige of unfastened blacks was once to create an self reliant country that might essentially reject racism at its middle. however the activists and reformers at the contrary facet believed that the colonization circulate was once itself deeply racist and in reality one of many maximum hindrances for African american citizens to realize citizenship within the United States.
Power-Greene synthesizes debates approximately colonization and emigration, situating this complicated and enduring factor into an ever broader dialog approximately kingdom development and id formation within the Atlantic world. 

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