Ho, all ye that are by the pale-faces' law oppressed: out of Virginia
My old mistress promise me
Revising the future in Virginia
Virginians in Liberia
Liberians in Africa and America
Civil War to white city.
An African Republic follows the experiences of the emigrants from Virginia to Liberia, where some became the leadership class, consciously seeking to demonstrate black abilities, while others found greater hardship and early death. Tyler-McGraw carefully examines the tensions between racial identities, domestic visions, and republican citizenship in Virginia and Liberia. --from publisher description.