Martin R. Delany and Robert Campbell: Black Americans in Search of an African Colony

  title={Martin R. Delany and Robert Campbell: Black Americans in Search of an African Colony},
  author={Richard J. M. Blackett},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • R. Blackett
  • Published 1 January 1977
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
The years 1859-1860 represent a crucial and significant period of emigrationist activities among black Americans in the decades before the Civil War. With the war came a rising expectation for an improvement in the economic, social and political life of both the free and enslaved. The 1850s, however, was the decade of emigrationism and the search for a "black nationality." Some saw their future in Haiti, others in Africa and still others in the islands and mainland countries bordering the… 
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Campbell to The Weekly Anglo African
Letters from Dr. Thomas Hodgkin 22. V. VI 1859-24 11 1866, Thomas Hodgkin Papers. Held privately by Hodgkin family
  • 54. 78Fitzgerald to Thomas Hodgkin
The Rev. William King Papers. On microfilm at the Chatham Public Library
  • An African Aid Society was formed in Chatham. The members were