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Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South)

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. But as Page shows, colonization in its classic form was only one among a variety of separatist options that captured the imaginations of white and Black Americans in the Civil War era.

This volume enriches the transnational trajectory of US Civil War scholarship and provides fertile ground for delving deeply into specific areas of the controversy. Magness to give us the most complete account to date of post-1863 efforts to resettle freedpeople in the British, Dutch, and Danish colonies in the Caribbean. This sweeping insight drives Black Resettlement and the American Civil War, Page's wide-ranging history of the various movements for Black removal (both within and outside the United States) that operated between the 1840s and the Reconstruction era.By contrast, Page begins with the "revival" of colonization and emigration during the 1840s and 1850s (p. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Examines the scale and complexity of black resettlement projects and proposals between the adoption of the U.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Page diagnoses a deep-seated "separatist impulse" at the heart of nineteenth-century American social and political life (p. The core of this book is a detailed reconstruction of the various plans for Black resettlement that swirled around the Abraham Lincoln administration during the Civil War.

He highlights the sheer proliferation of institutions and actors working for Black resettlement during this later period, as well as the diversity of the locations under consideration.

Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts on the bill providing for emancipation in Missouri, in the Senate of the United States, February 12th, 1863. C.–based American Colonization Society (ACS) established a colony for free Black Americans in Liberia. He is the co-author of Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement.He shifts the focus from Liberia to other, more proximate sites of colonizationist and emigrationist interest, including Canada, Haiti, and Jamaica. Along the way, it shows that what haunted politicians from Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln was not whether it was right to abolish slavery, but whether it was safe to do so unless the races were separated.

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