Leaving Virginia for Liberia: Western Virginia Emigrants and Emancipators

@article{Ailes2012LeavingVF,
  title={Leaving Virginia for Liberia: Western Virginia Emigrants and Emancipators},
  author={Jane Ailes and Jane Marie Tyler-McGraw},
  journal={West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={1 - 34}
}

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