Excerpt: George Brown and Firestone's Liberian Empire of RubberBooks
tags: colonialism, African history, Pan-Africanism, Anticolonialism, Rubber, Liberia, Third World Movement
Gregg Mitman is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An award-winning author and filmmaker, his recent films and books include The Land Beneath Our Feet and Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes. He is most recently the author of Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia (The New Press), from which this essay is excerpted by permission.
George Brown photographed in Liberia. Photo courtesy of Loma Flowers
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