[Map of Colony of Liberia on the West Coat of Africa within:] Address of the Managers of the American Colonization Society, to The People of the United States, Adopted at their Meeting, June 19, 1832.
Printed on the title-page’s verso is the map “Colony of Liberia on the West Coat of Africa” with an inset plan of the town of Monrovia, its name being suggested by architect and colonization promoter Benjamin Henry Ltrobe (Benet’s) The map has an inset box has two columns of dense text explaining the indigenous peoples, their population, locales and such commentary as “an indolent and inoffensive people” (The Dey Tribe); “generally domestic, industrious and averse to war” (Bassa Tribes); and descriptions of natural resources, rice, oils, cattle.
Ralph Randolph Gurley was an advocate of the separation of the races, and a major force in the American Colonization Society from 1822 until 1872. The text reveals his belief in the Liberian Colony and other West African colonies, for the benefit of recently freed enslaved Americans. The appendix explains the history of The Society, the founding of the colony, the attempt of the natives to destroy the colony, testimony of captains Sherman and Abels, etc.
Description: [Map of Colony of Liberia on the West Coat of Africa within:] Address of the Managers of the American Colonization Society, to The People of the United States, Adopted at their Meeting, June 19, 1832.
Washington: Printed by James C. Dunn, Georgetown, D. C., 1832. 16 pages. Map. 8¼ x 5¼ inches. Pamphlet; removed and without wrappers; creasing; foxed; early name trimmed along top. Very Good.
DUMOND 12. LCO, AFRO-AMERICANA 377. IMPRINTS 10899. SABIN 81763.