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Cant say I loved this monograph. Its really not much more than a longish journal article, written long enough ago that the authors copyright has lapsed. The writing is antiquated--for a more in-depth idea of what I mean, see my review of Brawleys A Social History of the American Negro, here. That books treatment of the founding of Liberia and the history of the Colonization societies in the United States seemed to me much more even-handed than the discussion in this book--this one read almost like an apology for the societies and for the whole project of American black colonization of Africa in general. Suffice to say it hasnt aged as well as the other. If youd like a balanced end-of-19th century perspective on the issue, Id recommend the Brawley book over this.