"Well-written and cogently argued, Against Wind and Tide is a must-read for scholars interested in the African Colonization Movement.”
—American Historical Review
“Power-Greene does an admirable job of synthesizing this new scholarship while emphasizing the role and agency of black activists.”
—The North Carolina Historical Review
"Against Wind and Tide is a fine contribution to the story of African colonization movements in early American history.”
—The Journal of American History
“This well-crafted monograph fleshes out our understanding of the varied ways by which northern free blacks worked to discredit, destroy, sidestep, or even, in some cases, exploit ACS and its wealthy and distinguished white supporters as the organization gained popularity in the North and Midwest during the 1840s and 1850s.”
—Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"Power-Greene’s Against Wind and Tide is successful in engaging the historical literature on emigration and colonization and in revealing the schemes mounted by racist colonizationists and the black and white resistance to the movement."
—Journal of African American History
"Ousmane Power-Greene's book is an important and much-needed corrective to the recent boom in the history of the American colonization movement. In recapitulating the long genealogy of African American opposition to colonization and carefully distinguishing colonization from independent black emigration and nationalist efforts, he has made an indispensable contribution to the early history of the United States as well as the international efforts of black people to stem the tide of slavery and racism in the western world."
—Manisha Sinha, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Against Wind and Tide probes more deeply into the history of black opposition to the American Colonization Society's program of removal than any previous work. Power-Greene skillfully weaves together a number of important historical strands of the antebellum period that illuminate just how central the debate over Liberian colonization was in relationship to African American identity and presence in the United States. Significantly, he pays close attention to the place of Haiti as an alternative site for African American migration and identity formation, detailing how crucial the black republic was to any discussion of Afro-Atlantic destiny."
—Claude Clegg, Indiana University
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