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This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS),
organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These
maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building
lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century
maps of Liberia: a map prepared for a book first published in the 1820's by ACS
agent Jehudi Ashmun, a map showing the areas in Liberia that were ceded to the society by indigenous
chiefs, and a detailed map dated 1869 by a man thought to be the
black American explorer Benjamin Anderson.
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Special Presentation: Time Line: History of Liberia
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