Echoes of Footsteps: Birth of a Negro Nation

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Xlibris Corporation, 2012 - Fiction - 274 pages
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The saga of the Elizabeth nicknamed the Black Mayflower that sailed out of the New York Bay in 1820 bound for West Africa continues. The victory of Negro colonies of Freetown and Liberia barked by the United States and Great Britain policing the waters of the Atlantic marked a new offensive in the beginning of the end of the Atlantic slave trade. This in turn sparked overzealousness of desperate slave lords led by Arab traders and kidnappers on the East Coast of Africa that accelerated the rise of the Indian Ocean slave trade.

The echoing footsteps of these unrelenting Negroes to end slavery in Africa would be heard by most participants and observers in the form of success stories of Negro adventurers on African shores. The successful activities of the African American colony Liberia in a faraway land considered then as the Dark Continent quickly became the biggest campaign tool for politicians in the United States. The elation led to the banging of tables in the United States Congress by philanthropists, religious leaders as well as politicians, all scrambling to take credit for what was claimed to be a humane way to rid their streets and neighborhoods of the dangers of angry unwanted Negroes or hungry and vicious unowned slaves. Echoes of Footsteps is the second in the three-part novel series on the Birth of a Negro Nation, a saga in the legacy of the Atlantic trade. Deeds Not Words Would conclude the trilogy.
 

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Contents

In the Beginning
9
A Happy Reunion
15
No FindersKeepers
20
Clash of Cultures
28
Religion and the Natives
33
As Great Leaders Depart New Leaders Are Being Born
40
Intimidation by the Bassas of Digby Territory
45
Liberias Militia against Bristol Chief of the Bassas
49
A Tough Woman but Still a Woman
130
Where True Love Is Learned
135
More Surprises for a Helpless Lover
139
What is this Oohlala
144
He Loved It All
149
The Way They Were
152
Beautiful Female Rewards
165
Christianity overshadows the Sande Society
171

The Ambush
53
Seeds of Distrust between North and South
60
Distant Negro Colonies in American Politics
65
The Saga of Nat Turner
70
A Philanderer or a Hero
74
A Stage is Set for Two of a Kind
79
The Tale of a Survivor
84
The Aftermath of Nat Turners Revolt
89
The Hard Lesson of Blind Dependency
92
The Man with the Golden Tongue
96
Deamah Visit Charlies House
100
Deamah at Charlies House
103
Quest to Unite Colonies from Freetown to Maryland
108
Thanksgiving at the Settlement
112
A Case for a United Negro Colony
116
Love Is in the Air
120
Ugly for a Crowd but Beautiful for Two
126
Puritanism in Liberia
176
Eyes on America The Trail of Tears
185
Arab Slavers and Unwavering Challenges
204
The New Commonwealth of Negro Colonies
210
The Gola Chief
214
Gatoomba on a War Path
219
Advancing European Colonial Powers
231
Arab Slave Traders
235
Footsteps of the Negro
238
Shadows of a Secret Past
242
Life can be Unfair
250
Time to Console or the Time to Endure
256
The Last of the Quakers
264
Afterward Deeds Not Words Founding of a Negro Nation Part lll
266
Index
269
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