"This is a brilliant and fascinating account that has filled in many gaps.... The narrative has a deep human quality, depicting the real predicament that the option of colonization posed for black people. This book will definitely illuminate the Liberia story and enliven an important period of American history.... There is a lot that Liberians can learn from this work that should provide a context for reconciliation and reconstruction." - Amos Sawyer, Interim President of Liberia (1990-1994) and author of The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia"
A welcome addition to the literature on the colonization movement . . . the most comprehensive and scholarly study that has yet been undertaken on the subject. . . . Essential reading for everyone interested in the colonization movement of Liberian history.--American Historical Review