THE LONE-STAR OF LIBERIA being the Outcome of Reflections on our Own People With an Introduction by Madame La Contesse C. Hugo

By: Durham, Frederick Alexander ; An African of Lincoln's Inn, Student-at-Law

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331 pages; Clean and secure in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Image of Liberian flag in gilt on front board. Some minor rubbing to lower corners and spine ends, cloth faded along outer edge of rear board. xxi, (3), 331 pp. Quite scarce. OCLC: 1468414 The author Frederick Alexander Durham was the son of schoolmaster George H. Durham of Santa Cruz and later of Trinidad, where he became a cocoa planter. Frederick was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1892 and published this "extraordinary criticism of imperialism and racism" The Lone Star of Liberia in the same year. In the last chapter Durham recommended emigration to Liberia for African Americans and for those suffering from a lack of opportunities and from imperial governments in the colonies. A fascinating examination of attitudes and culture in the late 19th century including chapters such as The Africo-American, Uncle Remus and the Caucasian, Superstition in the 19th Century, Under Caucasian Rule, and Repatriation and Liberia. From a contemporary review, reflecting a different perspective of the time: "Mr. Durham does not tell us much about the history or present condition of the Republic; his book is a plea for the future—an appeal for the African race—a prophecy of their capacity to outpace the Caucasians. As such it merits our careful attention, and challenges research and study. ... The book is spoiled by a certain disrespectful and aggressive manner, which we suppose to be the privilege of an ardent Republican and a youthful student-at-law; and underlying it throughout is that grudge against the Anglo-Saxon race which, perhaps, should be freely forgiven to the African."

Title: THE LONE-STAR OF LIBERIA being the Outcome of Reflections on our Own People With an Introduction by Madame La Contesse C. Hugo

Author Name: Durham, Frederick Alexander ; An African of Lincoln's Inn, Student-at-Law

Categories: African American Studies, History and Area Studies, African Studies,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42034

Keywords: The African Association Black Authors Liberia Back to Africa Movement Western imperialism Pan African Movement African Recolonization Movement Trinidadian Authors Voodoo