A quantitative analysis of Liberian colonization from 1820 to 1843 with special reference to mortality

  title={A quantitative analysis of Liberian colonization from 1820 to 1843 with special reference to mortality},
  author={Tom W. Shick},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={45 - 59}
  • T. W. Shick
  • Published 1 January 1971
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
It is well known that during the eighteenth century and most of the nineteenth century the problem of mortality limited the European presence in West Africa. Disease and death in appalling proportions plagued whites who settled along the coast. Phrases such as ‘the white man's grave’ popularized theories concerning survival in West Africa that were based mainly on race. The belief that black people by virtue of their race would fare better than whites in Africa affected certain historical… 

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