Historical Dictionary of Liberia by Elwood D. DunnHistorical Dictionary of Liberia by Elwood D. Dunn

Historical Dictionary of Liberia

byElwood D. Dunn, Amos J. Beyan, Carl Patrick Burrowes

Hardcover | December 20, 2000

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Originally formed to harbor freed slaves and Americans returning to Africa, Liberia once was a land of hope. That was shattered by a long Civil War that shook its very foundation. Today's Liberia is glimpsed in this second edition. Building on the first edition, this updated volume focuses on the personalities, from the founders of Liberia, to the soldiers who are responsible simultaneously for destruction and the hope of stability. Along with these people, various social and ethnic groups, political parties and labor movements, economic entities and natural resources are profiled in this updated work. A new chronology of Liberia is included, and a selected bibliography suggests further readings for the scholar.
D. Elwood Dunn is Professor and Departmental Chair of Political Science at the University of the South. He has taught at Seton Hall and Fordham Universities, Cuttington College, and the University of Liberia. He served in the government of his native Liberia (1974-1980), becoming a member of the cabinet. Dunn was editor of the Liberian...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of LiberiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 8.74 × 5.58 × 1.26 inPublished:December 20, 2000Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810838761

ISBN - 13:9780810838765

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Dunn and his fellow compilers present both the larger and smaller pictures and are especially thorough regarding individuals. Recommended for all university and large public libraries, and for African studies programs.