A must read! Another shameless plug (part of the occasional family series) my cousin Bronwen Everill's first book, Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia, part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series - more on the series here.
Anti-slavery colonies – settlements for freed slaves that were intended to prevent the slave trade in West Africa – were established by both American and British societies. Although they occasionally attempted to work together in support of these settlements and their anti-slave trade goals, the societies were more frequently in conflict. Looking for the origin of this Anglo-American rivalry, this book applies a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It examines the foundations of these societies, their contribution to the development of 'Civilization, Commerce, and Christianity' as a practical approach to anti-slavery interventions in West Africa, and the points of conflict between them that fed rivalries in America and Britain.
It is very good and she is very smart. Please buy it.