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Becoming African in AmericaRace and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830$
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James Sidbury

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320107

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.001.0001

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Becoming American in Liberia and in the United States, 1820–1830

Becoming American in Liberia and in the United States, 1820–1830

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(p.181) 7 Becoming American in Liberia and in the United States, 1820–1830
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Becoming African in America
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.003.0008

This chapter traces the demise in black discourse on African identity through the 1820s. As black American antislavery activists became increasingly convinced that the ACS served slaveholders' interests and that asserting an “African” identity played into the Society's efforts to portray Africa as the natural home for black Americans, fewer and fewer blacks referred to themselves as Africans. “Colored” institutions began to supplant “African” ones. Orators insisted that free blacks living in the United States were “Americans” rather than “African”, and that their futures lay in the New World rather than the Old.

Keywords:   African identity, black Americas, Liberia, antislavery activists, colored institutions

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