This thesis investigates colonialism’s legacy on contemporary Liberia’s language practices and self-understandings. Liberia was colonized by freed American slaves under the auspices of the American Colonization Society, established in 1816, which sought to establish a Christian colony in Africa as part of its plan to save the black race. The freed slaves who realized this dream imposed their master’s language and religion upon the indigenous people they encountered while establishing the Liberian nation-state.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication