Liberia and the Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century: Convergence and Effects

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The article discusses early Liberian history and historiography, commenting on Liberia's place in Atlantic studies. It examines relations between various groups in early Liberia, including indigenous Africans, black Americo-Liberians, and Barbadians. The author comments on ideas of convergence, creolization, and cultural mixing, considering acculturation, assimilation, and sexual unions. He also explores relations between Liberia, the United States, and Europe. Other topics include Liberia's constitution, agriculture, and the sugar industry and trade.