“The starting point for anyone trying to understand the current field of the study of African American recolonization.”—Choice
“Succeeds in demonstrating the importance of colonization to several aspects of early American history and pushing scholarly conversations in new and exciting directions.”—Journal of the Early Republic
“[A] well-curated collection.”—Journal of American History
“A set of remarkably concise and primary source-based analyses. . . . The volume stands out most for widening our understanding of the significance of colonization as a contemporary and current historiographical discourse.”—Journal of Southern History
“A thought-provoking set of essays that brim with insights. . . . A valuable launching pad for further studies investigating the broadscale significance of African colonization to the history of the nineteenth-century Atlantic world.”—Journal of the Civil War Era
“An excellent volume that challenges much of what scholars think they know about colonization. . . . Tomek and Hetrick offer a powerful reminder to take colonization seriously and illustrate how much more research needs to occur on this subject.”—Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research
“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America
Beverly C. Tomek, associate chair of humanities at the University of Houston-Victoria, is the author of Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania. Matthew J. Hetrick is a history teacher at the Bryn Mawr School.
Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.