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  History of Liberia
Portuguese explorers established contacts with Liberia as early as 1461 and named the area Grain Coast because of the abundance of grains of Malegueta Pepper.
Liberia, which means "land of the free," was founded by freed slaves from the United States in 1820.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; six years after the war, pipe-borne water and electricity were still unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remained derelict.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/liberia.html   (1263 words)

 Liberia Flights, Monrovia Flights - Kevin McPhillips Travel - Liberia History
Liberia is of a tropical climate with a rainy season May through October, the balance of the year representing the dry season.
Liberia is made up of mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateaux and low mountains in the northeast; with the lowest point being on the Atlantic coast, the highest is that of the 1,380m Mount Wuteve.
Liberia is home to a population in excess of three and half million, twenty per cent which live in Monrovia.
www.liberiaflights.com /liberia_geography.htm   (278 words)

  Liberia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Africa's first republic, Liberia was founded in 1822 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
Liberia's indigenous population is composed of 16 different ethnic groups.
Liberia - Liberia Liberia (New Lat.,=place of freedom), officially Republic of Liberia, republic (2005 est.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107718.html   (1102 words)

  Liberia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known, to Africa — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia's government is based on the American model of a republic with three equal branches of government, though in reality the President of Liberia has usually been the dominant force in Liberian politics.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Liberia   (3137 words)

 Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberia, which means "Land of the Free," was founded as an independent nation for free-born and formerly enslaved African Americans.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known, to Africa — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Taylor was quickly flown to Liberia, where he was shuffled onto a waiting UN helicopter to face charges for crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone (although the venue for this trial has since shifted to The Hague and Taylor was flown out of Sierra Leone on June 20, 2006).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberia   (3277 words)

 Liberia History | iExplore.com
Modern Liberia came into existence as a result of negotiations conducted between local rulers and the representatives of settlers from the USA, mostly freed fl slaves who were encouraged to resettle in the lands of their forebears and were aided by various philanthropic
Liberia was ruled by elected civilian governments until a right-wing military coup in 1980, during which President William Tolbert was assassinated.
Liberia was now engaged in a complex three-way conflict with Sierra Leone and the Guinea Republic.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Liberia/History   (1347 words)

 Liberia History | Professional Jeweler
Given these facts it is surprising that for nearly the rest of its over 150 year history, Liberia was a stable county, supported by the United States.
Liberia was the shining example of a country with an American-style constitution functioning in the Third World.
Liberia's neighbor to the northwest, Sierra Leone, was engulfed in its own domestic struggle for nearly ten years.
www.professionaljeweler.com /archives/hottopics/liberia.html   (1719 words)

 History - Liberia - Africa
Liberia owes its establishment to the American Colonization Society, founded in 1816 to resettle freed American slaves in Africa.
A constitution modeled on that of the United States was drawn up, and Liberia became an independent republic in July 1847.
Liberia was recognized by Britain in 1848, by France in 1852, and by the United States in 1862.
www.countriesquest.com /africa/liberia/history.htm   (189 words)

 Liberia (09/06)
Liberia, which means "land of the free," was founded by free African-Americans and freed slaves from the United States in 1820.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; until today, pipe-borne water and electricity are unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remain derelict.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm   (2916 words)

 History of LIBERIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the start the republic of Liberia is associated, as its name suggests, with the idea of freedom.
Two years later the name Liberia is given to the region, and the town developing on Cape Mesurado is called Monrovia - after the US president of the day, James Monroe.
He is William Tubman, a lawyer who champions the rights of Liberia's majority of tribespeople against a small self-perpetuating establishment of Liberians descended from the original American immigrants.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad44   (616 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Liberia Page
Liberia is a West African nation originally founded by freed slaves from the American South between 1820 and 1865.
Liberia is unique among African nations in that a colonial government has never controlled it.
Liberia’s recent history is a sad chapter for a nation whose founding was steeped in freedom.
www.mrdowling.com /610-liberia.html   (235 words)

 Chicago Defender / Local
Africa's first republic, Liberia, "land of the free,"  was founded in 1820 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
In Liberia's early years, the Americo-Liberian settlers periodically encountered stiff and sometimes violent opposition from indigenous Africans, who were excluded from citizenship in the new Republic until 1904.
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, and cultural skills and arts and craft works.
www.chicagodefender.com /page/local.cfm?ArticleID=5226   (1040 words)

Liberia's strategic location and its rich supply of natural resources were so important for the war effort, that President Roosevelt seriously considered sending Harry Hopkins, one of his closest advisors, to represent the United States in Liberia.
Liberia's declaration of war against the mighty German military machine might sound comical to some, but Liberia's possession of natural rubber, one of the most important strategic natural resources during the war, made her declaration of war against Germany, one more nail on the coffin of Nazi Germany.
In 1930, the Liberia Government was faced with a major political crisis, when the League of Nations appointed the "International Commission of Inquiry into the Existence of Slavery and Forced Labor in the Republic of Liberia", to investigate allegations of slavery and the forced recruitment of indigenous labor by the Liberian Government officials.
pages.prodigy.net /jkess3/History.html   (10290 words)

 Global Connections . Liberia . History | PBS
Yet as Liberia expanded its borders, a government of repatriates located largely on the coast attempted to establish control over a growing native population located largely in the interior.
Liberia was also struggling under the burden of heavy loans, primarily from Britain.
Under Tubman, Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations as well as of the Organization of African Unity, and he strongly championed the independence of other African states.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/essays/history   (2130 words)

 Liberia - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Liberia fronts on the Atlantic Ocean for some 350 mi (560 km) on the southwest and is bordered on the northwest by Sierra Leone, on the north by Guinea, and on the east by Côte d'Ivoire.
Liberia's main trading partners are the United States and the countries of the European Union.
Liberia was involved in efforts to end the W African slave trade.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=Liberia   (1967 words)

 Liberia: rewriting history
The entire history of how Liberia got to be where it is today, and especially the role of the US, the IMF and the World Bank in creating the current situation, has been erased from our consciousness by the corporate media.
Yet even a brief analysis of the history of Liberia reveals the reactionary and racist role of the US in its creation and US economic and political interests vested in the country from its foundation in 1822 to the present-day as being the cause of the current situation.
Liberia's constitution denied the indigenous Liberians equal rights with the immigrants from America and their descendents, and under their US-created constitution of 1847, didn’t even the achieve the right to vote until 1951.
www.williambowles.info /ini/ini-068.html   (2201 words)

History of Liberia from 1820 to December 1989.
A constitution for Liberia was written in 1820, giving all power to the American Colonization Society, which was ran by white Americans.
The settlers began to protest the distribution of land and food, which was in favor of the white agents from the Society.
www.earlham.edu /~pols/17Fall96/craighe/history.html   (968 words)

 African Studies Center | Liberia Page
The Liberia Institute of Journalism (LIJ), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Journalism Education organization, informs, inspires and empowers journalists to exercise their rights and accept responsibilities as journalists in an emerging democracy.
Liberia Institute of Journalism connects Journalists to their communities and institutions through challenging Journalism programs and services.
This resource on Liberia is provided by Lifewater Canada, a Christian non-profit organization focusing on training and equipping Nationals to drill water wells and built, install and maintain handpumps.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Country_Specific/Liberia.html   (372 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Liberia
Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Liberia seeks a lifting of the UN ban on diamond exports, which fuelled the civil war.
Known in Liberia as the "Iron Lady", Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf drew much of her support from women voters, and from Liberia's small educated elite.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1043500.stm   (828 words)

 Liberia - Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Liberia began when US philantropists set out to resettle in Africa, liberated slaves who no longer wanted to work on plantations.
In 1930 after a hundred years of the virtual enslavement of the indigenous people of Liberia, the USA and Britain broke off diplomatic relations, prompted by the scandal over the sale of such labour to the Spanish territories.
The huge influx of foreign money caused the economy to become distorted and exacerbated social inequalities a consequence of which was increasing hostility between the descendants of the settlers and the original inhabitants.
www.africanet.com /africanet/country/liberia/home.htm   (606 words)

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With overseas immigration slowing to a trickle, the Americo-Liberians (as the settlers and their descendents were starting to be called) depended on immigrants from nearby regions of Africa to increase the republic's population.
In the late nineteenth century, it became the dominant political party in Liberia and maintained its dominance until the 1980 coup.
Economically and militarily weak, Liberia was forced to allow the British to annex the area next to Sierra Leone.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/liberia.html   (2498 words)

 Liberia Costa Rica - History
Costa Rica has been lucky enough to have had one of the most peaceful histories of any country in Central and South America.
It was a call that was readily answered by Ticos (Costa Ricans) 3000 of whom gathered in Liberia, Guanacaste with what weapons they had, before heading off to challenge the invading force.
Hacienda Santa Rosa, 38 kms north of Liberia, Costa Rica the two armies clashed and the Ticos forced Walker to turn tail and flee ignominiously back to Nicaragua.
www.liberiacostaricainfo.com /History-Liberia.html   (515 words)

 Liberia: Past and Present
In the beginning of the 19th century, groups of free-born fls, freed slaves and mulattoes from the United States of America emigrated to the west coast of Africa.
Reactions on Liberia's experience with foreign investors and the lessons of the past are very welcome in
The first inhabitants of the region which is now known as Liberia may have been Pygmies, or persons of small size, still referred to in Liberia as 'Jinna'.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org   (725 words)

 Bookfinder.US: Liberia History
For most Americans, Liberia is a remote place in a distant continent with no connection to their daily lives.
Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970 tells the rich and sometimes heroic story of the press in Liberia, from 1830, when the first newspaper was established, to 1970, the nadir of government control of the media.
In 1834, the Maryland Colonization Society sponsored an effort to resettle freed slaves in Africa, in a province of Liberia called “Maryland.” This is the story of that colony, as told through first-hand accounts of the settlers themselves, contained in the colonization society’s records at the Maryland Historical Society.
www.bookfinder.us /History/Africa_History/Liberia_History.html   (1069 words)

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Liberia's origins and history meant that segments of Liberian society lived in uneasy coexistence, sometimes oppression, and then outright conflict.
Read aloud or with students the articles on pages 3 - 5 and 7 - 10 as a general introduction to the history of the region and the origins of Liberia as a modern nation.
Understanding the history of Liberia leads to understanding the later history of Liberia's failure to bring about the hopes of its founders.
www.footstepsmagazine.com /TGLiberia.html   (410 words)

 A short history of Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This culminates in the forming of the Commonwealth of Liberia in 1839 and in 1847 into a declaration of independence of the Republic of Liberia.
For 133 years after independence, the Republic of Liberia is ruled by the Americo-Liberians, who establish the True Whig Party (TWP) in 1869.
Political parties are banned until 1985 and in the 1985 elections the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) of Doe is declared winner.
www.electionworld.org /history/liberia.htm   (581 words)

 History of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of Liberia (after the arrival of Europeans) is unique in Africa as it started neither as a native state nor as a European colony, but began in 1821 when private societies began founding colonies for free fls from the United States on the coast of West Africa.
The colony was renamed the Commonwealth of Liberia in 1839.
Eventually, Liberia was able to secure a $5-million loan from a US firm, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., which set up rubber plantations in the country in 1926.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Liberia   (5286 words)

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