Early Liberian History Resources
Via our good pal Eddie Becker, some fascinating stuff on the contemporary politics in the days when Liberia was being founded, and the whole colonization movement in the US.
...the Afro-American community was not very enthusiastic about the project. In 1817 three thousand blacks crowded into the Bethel Church in Philadelphia and, led by Richard Allen, vehemently criticized colonization. They charged that the Society's propaganda only served to increase racial discrimination since it stressed the poverty and ignorance of the freedman and claimed he was doomed to continue in his filth and degradation because of his natural inferiority.
(BTW, Eddie was a pioneer in the use of the web to chronicle the history of slavery and racism, and he gives a mean walking tour of endangered historic slavery sites in DC.)