Re: Lincoln: the Man, not the Movie
Oh so true. When free blacks and those who had escaped slavery to fight for the British were relocated by the Empire to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, they found the climate a tad cool. Also they complained that they were not getting as much land as white loyalist. Some went to England. That didn't really suit them either. Enter the Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor. Sent about Four hundred to Sierra Leone. They founded Granville Town. Too hot and too much rain, bugs and bacteria. What could they do? They went a few miles up river to Bunce Island one of the largest British slaving stations in West Africa. Offered to work there and help enslave other black tribesmen. Meanwhile the local Temne Tribe under King Jimmy burnt their town of Granville to ashes. A less than auspicious start. Some returned to good ole North America.