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The History of Liberia & West Africa: The Pepper Coast
Captain Hank Bracker
2019 FAPA President's Book Awards Winner - Political/Current Events (Silver), Reference (Bronze) A history of a little-known part of the world: Liberia and West Africa. Here was the hotbed of slavery and human trafficking, which lead up to the U.S. Civil War. Liberia was a resettlement area after the U.S. Civil War by the American Colonization Society. The slogan of Liberia: "The love of liberty brought us here." Producing rubber and the mining of iron ore have been major influential factors in Liberia's development.