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The Struggles of John Brown RusswurmThe Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851$
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Winston James

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814742891

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.001.0001

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Writings from Liberia

Writings from Liberia

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(p.213) 3 Writings from Liberia
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The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm
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Winston James

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0011

This chapter presents Russwurm's writings from Liberia. These include extracts of his letters to Rev. A. R. Plumley dated November 18, 1829 and to Edward Jones dated March 20, 1830, where Russwurm shares his first impressions of Liberia; writings from the Liberia Herald; letters written by Russwurm to his younger half-brother, Francis Edward Russwurm (1814–62), from Monrovia during the most embattled moment of Russwurm's time in Liberia; excerpt of a letter from Russwurm to John Latrobe (corresponding secretary, Maryland State Colonization Society) informing the society's Board of Managers of his acceptance of the appointment of colonial agent and governor of Maryland in Liberia; letters where Russwurm expressed the difficult project that the colonizationists had undertaken and his disillusionment with some of the members of the American Colonization Society (ACS); and extracts of semiannual reports Russwurm wrote outlining developments within and prospects for the colony.

Keywords:   John Brown Russwurm, letters, Liberia, Liberia Herald, Francis Edward Russwurm, John Latrobe, governor, Maryland in Liberia, American Colonization Society, black colony

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