A chronicle of the Society's organization, purpose, growth, and the factors that led to its ultimate failure in dealing with the existence of slavery in a would-be democracy, The American Colonization Society is a scholarly, well-researched, and welcome addition to the American History and black studies reference shelves. Midwest Book Review Yarema's pamphlet on the ACS centralizes the colonization debate in deeply-rooted ideas about whether or not the natin could honestly reconcile a commitment to liberty, freedom, and democracy with the enslavement of blacks. The formation of the ACS represents for Yarema a failed attempt to resolve the deep contradiction in the benevolent and paternal objectives of the organization and its efforts to encourage black settlement in Liberia. -- Stephen G. Hall, Ohio State University Itinerario
About the Author
Allan Yarema is Assistant Professor of History at Abilene Christian University. He received his Ed.D. in Higher Education, M.S. in Political Science, and M.A. in History from Texas A&M University - Commerce.