Lincoln and Chiriquí Colonization Revisited

  title={Lincoln and Chiriqu{\'i} Colonization Revisited},
  author={Sebastian N. Page},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={289 - 325}
  • S. Page
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • History
  • American Nineteenth Century History
Abstract This article looks at Abraham Lincoln's pursuit of colonization in the Chiriquí region of Colombia (now Panamá), conventionally known as one of just two places that he seriously considered with respect to his policy of relocating African Americans. Challenging the standard account of the scheme's demise around October 1862 due to vehement Central American protest, this piece questions whether such a development really took the president by surprise. The two weak threads running through… 
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