New PDF release: African American Settlements in West Africa: John Brown

By Amos J. Beyan (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1349530948

ISBN-13: 9781349530946

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25 Despite these accomplishments, the settlers still faced many impending problems. In fact, the settlers, who numbered about sixty-five, were attacked on November 11, 1822 by about 800 local Africans under the leadership of King Peter and eight other semi-Westernized and selfproclaimed African leaders of the region. Ashmun described the defeat in these terms: Imagination can scarcely figure to itself a throng of human beings in more capital state of exposure to the destructive power of the machinery of modern warfare!

Mills’s description of traditional West Africans in Sierra Leone as “children of large growth, and would . . 11 Mills later described an African village as dispiriting. 13 In fact, Kizell had earlier rhetorically evoked elements of Pan-Africanism that corresponded with the objective of the officials of the ACS. 14 Kizell also religiously stressed his support for the colonization of black Americans in West Africa in a letter he wrote to Bushrod Washington, the President of the Board of Managers of the governing body of the ACS,thus: Sir I desire to return to you and the Board of Managers of the Colonization Society my grateful thanks for the confidence you have reposed in me; I have received your letter and the people, [or the newly arrived black American emigrants].

Among the many interesting events of the present day, and illustrative of this, is the Revolution in Hayti holds a conspicuous place. The former political condition of Hayti we all doubtless know. After years of sanguinary struggle for freedom and a political existence, the Haytiens on the auspicious day of January first 1804 declared themselves a free and independent nation. They know too well by their past misfortunes; by their wounds which are yet bleeding, that security can be expected only from within them.

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