Republic of Liberia
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Liberia had its origin in efforts to establish freed American slaves in a colony on the West African coast. In 1822 a settlement was formed near the spot where Monrovia now stands. On 26 July 1847 the State was constituted as the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia.


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Further Reading

  1. Daniels, A., Monrovia Mon Amour: a Visit to Liberia. London, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Elwood Dunn, D., Liberia. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1995Google Scholar
  3. Sawyer, A., The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia: Tragedy and Challenge. San Francisco, 1992Google Scholar

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