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Liberia

In this article, Du Bois makes clear that while Christian missions have contributed to the improvement of health and education in Africa, they have also helped introduce imperial aggression and imbalanced trade, while also acting as destabilizing forces in local politics through blundering ignorance. In the case of Liberia, he makes clear that President King’s negotiations with Firestone Rubber Company are Liberia’s business and should not be interfered with by the Christian missionaries.