FOREIGN INFLUENCES ON Black Emigration MOVEMENTS, 1787-1865

Overview

Module 2 addresses the ways in which foreign individuals, institutions and governments influenced antebellum black emigration movements in the United States.  These controversial and recurrent mobilizations had great relevance to the ongoing slavery debate and, more broadly, to the unanswered and divisive questions regarding the future of the free black population in the United States.    The included documents focus on the influences coming from Great Britain's Sierra Leone colony, Haiti and Liberia and provide examples of negative American reactions to these influences.  For those interested in browsing documents according to specific historical themes, please refer to the Document Collections and Case Study areas of this module.

NOTE ON SCOPE:  This module does not address the influence of Great Britain's Wilberforce settlement in Canada or foreign influence on American black emigration movements to Canada.

 

Library

Foreign influenceS that TENDED TO encourage Black Emigration, 1787-1865

Foreign influenceS that TENDED TO discourage Black Emigration, 1830-1865

Document Collections

Great Britain's Sierra Leone Colony:  destination and model for early emigration movements, 1787-1825

BRITISH Opposition to the American Colonization Society (ACS) AND LIBERIA, 1830-1865

BRITISH Support for the American Colonization Society (ACS) and Liberia, 1830-1865

liberia's influence on black emigration, 1825-1865

Haiti's influence on Black Emigration, 1815-1865

COMPETING AGAINST AMERICAN COTTON:  BLACK EMIGRANT LABOR AS AN ANTISLAVER WEAPON, 1850-1865

Collaboration between American Black emigrationists and British philanthropists, 1855-1865

Negative American reactions to specific foreign publications/speeches, 1830-1865

Case Study

liberia's influence on black emigration, 1825-1865

Footnotes

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