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By Lisa A. Lindsay

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A decade ahead of the yank Civil conflict, James Churchwill Vaughan (1828–1893) got down to satisfy his previously enslaved father's death want that he may still depart the USA to begin a brand new existence in Africa. Over the subsequent 40 years, Vaughan used to be taken captive, fought in African wars, outfitted and rebuilt a livelihood, and led a rebellion opposed to white racism, ultimately turning into a profitable service provider and the founding father of a prosperous, expert, and politically lively kinfolk. Tracing Vaughan's trip from South Carolina to Liberia to a number of elements of Yorubaland (present-day southwestern Nigeria), Lisa Lindsay records this "free" man's fight to discover fiscal and political autonomy in an period while freedom was once now not transparent and unhindered wherever for individuals of African descent.

In a journey de strength of historic research on continents, Lindsay tells a narrative of Vaughan's survival, prosperity, and activism opposed to a probably unending sequence of hindrances. by way of following Vaughan's transatlantic trips and evaluating his stories to these of his mom and dad, contemporaries, and descendants in Nigeria and South Carolina, Lindsay unearths the expansive succeed in of slavery, the ambiguities of freedom, and the remarkable ways in which Africa, instead of the USA, provided new possibilities for individuals of African descent.

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