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  • Emancipated blacks often targeted for relocation to the tropics

    Illinois history professor Ikuko Asaka's new book details how ideas of matching different races with different climates played a significant role in efforts to move freed blacks off the North American continent.

    Illinois history professor Ikuko Asaka's new book details how ideas of matching different races with different climates played a significant role in efforts to move freed blacks off the North American continent.

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  • Editor’s notes:

     To reach Ikuko Asaka, email iasaka@illinois.edu.

     The book “Tropical Freedom: Climate, Settler Colonialism, and Black Exclusion in the Age of Emancipation” was published in November by Duke University Press.