Indiana Emigrants to Liberia - Bibliography

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African Repository and Colonial Journal. Washington, D.C., 1825-1892.


American Colonization Society Papers. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Answer of the Agent of the Indiana Colonization Society. Indianapolis, 1852.

"Black Settlers in Indiana." The Indiana Junior Historian. Indianapolis, February 1993.

Blackford, Isaac. An Address of the First Stated Meeting of the Indiana Colonization Society. Indianapolis, 1829.

Circular to the Friends of African Colonization. Jeffersonville, 1855.

Crenshaw, Gwendolyn J. "Bury Me in a Free Land": The Abolitionist Movement in Indiana, 1816-1865. Indianapolis, 1986.

Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History. 3rd ed. New York, 1991.

Eleventh Annual Report of Indiana Colonization Society. Indianapolis, 1846.

Hawkins, Hubert, comp. Indiana's Road to Statehood. Reprint. Indianapolis, 1997.

Information About Going to Liberia. Washington, D.C., 1852.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Indiana during the Fortieth Regular Session. Indianapolis, 1859.

Laws of Indiana, revised 1831. Indianapolis, 1831.

Laws of Indiana, revised 1843. Indianapolis, 1843.

Laws of Indiana, revised 1852. Indianapolis, 1852.

Laws of Indiana, revised 1853. Indianapolis, 1853.

Lugenbeel, James Washington. Sketches of Liberia. Washington [D.C], 1853.

Moses, Wilson Jeremiah, ed. Liberian Dreams: Back-to-Africa Narratives from the 1850s. University Park, Pa., 1998.

Philbrick, Francis S., ed. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Reprint. Indianapolis, 1931.

Report of the Agent of the Colonization Society. Indianapolis, 1855.

Report of the Rev. John McKay, Colored Agent of the State Board of Colonization On Liberia. Indianapolis, 1854.

Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Colonization. Indianapolis, 1853.

Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Colonization. Indianapolis, 1857.

Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Colonization. Indianapolis, 1859.

Report on Colonization for 1863. Indianapolis, 1864.

Riker, Dorothy, and Gayle Thornbrough, eds. Messages and Papers . . . of James Brown Ray. Indianapolis, 1954

Thornbrough, Emma Lou. Since Emancipation, a Short History of Indiana Negroes, 1863-1963. [Indianapolis, 1964].

Thornbrough, Emma Lou. The Negro in Indiana Before 1900. Indianapolis, 1957.

Twelfth Annual Report of the Indiana Colonization Society. Indianapolis, 1847.

Vincent, Stephen A. Southern Seed, Northern Soil. Bloomington, 1999.

Internet resources

The African-American Mosaic

African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray collection, 1818-1907

Resources on Liberia

Boley, G. E. Saigbe. Liberia: The Rise and Fall of the First Republic. New York, 1983.

Cassell, C. Abayomi. Liberia: The History of the First African Republic. New York, 1970.

Dunn, Elwood D., and Svend E. Hails. Historical Dictionary of Liberia. African Historical Dictionaries Series. Metuchen, N.J., 1985.

Johnston, Harry. Liberia. London, 1906.

Liebenow, J. Gus. Liberia: The Quest for Democracy. Bloomington, 1987.

Nelson, Harold D., ed. Liberia: A Country Study. Washington, D.C., 1985.

Shick, Tom W. Behold the Promised Land: The History of Afro-American Settler Society in Nineteenth Century Liberia. Baltimore, 1980.

Smith, James Wesley. Sojourners in Search of Freedom: The Settlement of Liberia by Black Americans. Lanham, Md., 1987.

Staudenraus, P. J. The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865. Reprint. New York, 1980.

Woodtor, Dee Palmer. Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity. New York, 1999.