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  American Colonization Society (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)
The American Colonization Society, organized in 1817 to resettle African Americans in West Africa, presented its records to the Library of Congress in 1913, 1964, and 1965.
While spanning the period 1792 to 1964, the majority of the society's correspondence, reports, and financial and business papers date from the years 1823 to 1912.
Correspondence covers such subjects as administrative matters, the status of slaves and freedman in antebellum America, and the society's role in founding and colonizing Liberia and supporting Liberian education.
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  colonization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Colonization may be state policy, or it may be a private project sponsored by chartered corporations or by associations and individuals.
Before colonization can be effected, the indigenous population must be subdued and assimilated or converted to the culture of the colonists; otherwise, a modus vivendi must be established by the imposition of a treaty or an alliance.
Modern colonization, frequently preceded by an era in which missionaries and traders were active, was largely exploitative, but it did not in the long run prove directly lucrative to the colonial power, because it involved a heavy drain on the treasury of the home government.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/coloniza.html   (882 words)

  
 Colonization Laws-Coahuila y Texas
There cannot be colonized any lands comprehended within twenty leagues of the limits of any foreign nation, nor within ten leagues of the coasts, without the previous approbation of the general supreme executive power.
A preference shall be given in the distribution of lands, to Mexican citizens, and no other distinction shall be made in regard to them except that which is founded on individual merit, or services rendered the country, or under equal circumstances, a residence in the place where the lands to be distributed are situated.
He shall preside at the popular elections mentioned in the 40th article of the colonization law for the appointment of the Ayuntamiento, and shall put the elected in possession of their offices.
www.tamu.edu /ccbn/dewitt/cololaws.htm   (3512 words)

  
 Space Colonization
For many present-day decision makers, the argument that immediate space colonization may save 10-to-the-60th man-years in the future may not be as persuasive as an argument that space colonization can solve problems of the moment and that taxpayers and constituents will be benefitted now or in the near future.
Colonization can provide a greater potential population and all of the advantages that that entails.
A method has emerged for the efficient colonization of space which can be implemented quickly, economically, and in addition be very tangibly beneficial to man. Gerard K O'Neill, a professor of physics at Princeton, has devoted years to perfecting a design for satellite colonies that would orbit the earth about every 2 or 4 weeks.
www.nutri.com /space   (10896 words)

  
 Colonization: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
From the start, colonization of free fls in Africa was an issue on which both whites and fls were divided.
Some whites saw colonization as a way of ridding the nation of fls, while others believed fl Americans would be happier in Africa, where they could live free of racial discrimination.
The American Colonization Society (ACS) was formed in 1817 to send free African-Americans to Africa as an alternative to emancipation in the United States.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam002.html   (1446 words)

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