American Colonization Society

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Founded in the USA in 1817 in order to resettle in Africa free‐born Africans and emancipated slaves. In 1821 the society bought the site of the future Monrovia, Liberia, which it controlled until Liberia declared its independence in 1847. After 1840 the society declined and was dissolved in 1912.

Subjects: United States History.

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