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A Brief History of Liberia - Part 1__ A good general history of Liberia in two parts. - From africanhistory.about.com - http://africanhistory.about.com/od/liberia/p/LiberiaHist1.htm

Culture of Liberia - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism ... __ Excellent source for general information about Liberia's history and culture. - illustrated - From everyculture.com - http://www.everyculture.com/Ja-Ma/Liberia.html 

History - Liberia __ An extended history of Liberia along with access to additional materials. - From globalsecurity.org - http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/liberia/history.htm

History of Liberia __ "The history of Liberia 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 blacks from the United States on the coast of West Africa..."  An encyclopedic article along with links to additional material. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Liberia

History of Liberia __ "Liberia was founded as a home for freed slaves in 1822 by the American Colonization Society, after several earlier attempts met with failure. The first settlement was established near the present site of Monrovia. In 1847 the Republic of Liberia was created under a constitution similar to that of the United States."  A brief look at Liberia history. - From howstuffworks.com - http://history.howstuffworks.com/african-history/history-of-liberia.htm

History: Liberia, Africa __ A general essay about Liberian history. - From essortment.com - http://www.essortment.com/all/liberiahistory_rkew.htm

History Of Liberia: A Time Line __ A well annotated timeline which includes embedded text links to additional materials. - illustrated - From memory.loc.gov - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/liberia.html

Liberia: History __ An overview of the history of Liberia along with access to much additional information about the country. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0859267.html

Liberia - History __ General look at the history of Liberia.  Good information but being crowded on the left side of the screen makes reading a little uncomfortable. - From cartage.org.lb - http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/GeogHist/histories/history/hiscountries/L/liberia.html

Liberia History __ "Prior to the 19th century, the region now known as Liberia was inhabited by tribes originating from the Sudan. These tribes fall into three main groupings: the Kru group, who have a seafaring tradition; the Mande-speaking group, who have a rich and influential reservoir of tribal traditions; and a third grouping with a farming tradition."  General overview of Liberian history. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Liberia/History

Liberia: Past and Present __ "In the beginning of the 19th century, groups of free-born blacks, freed slaves and mulattoes from the United States of America emigrated to the west coast of Africa. In 1847, 25 years after the first successful colonisation, they proclaimed an independent Republic, which they named Liberia."  You will find a wealth of resources and information about Liberian history. - illustrated - From liberiapastandpresent.org - http://www.liberiapastandpresent.org/

Liberia's Ugly Past: Re-writing Liberian History __ You will find an interesting read about history and revisionism in Liberia. - From theperspective.org/James D. Smith - http://www.theperspective.org/rewriting_history.html

Timeline: Liberia __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Liberia's history. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1043567.stm 

World History Archives: The history of the Republic of Liberia __ You will find many click-to-read articles about various aspects of Liberia's history. - From hartford-hwp.com - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/34/index-g.html

 

 

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