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Peculiar Rhetoric – Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement - University Press of Mississippi
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Peculiar Rhetoric: Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement

Bjørn F. Stillion Southard


The African colonization movement plays a peculiar role in the study of racial equality in the United States. For white colonizationists, the movement was positioned as a compromise between slavery and abolition. For free blacks, colonization offered the hope of freedom, but not within America’s borders. Bjørn F. Stillion Southard shows how politics and identity were negotiated in middle of the public discourse on race, slavery, and freedom in America. Operating from a position of relative power, white advocates argued that colonization was worthy of support from the federal government. Still ... More

Keywords: African Colonization, Slavery, Deliberation, American Colonization Society, Diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496823694
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496823694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bjørn F. Stillion Southard, author
University of Georgia