From Abe Lincoln to Ebola: A Short History of Liberia

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November 18, 2014

For almost as long as America has been a nation, it has had a special, if sometimes troubled relationship with the tiny African country of Liberia. It’s a relationship that has led major U.S. corporations, such as Firestone, to want to do business in Liberia, but it’s also one that helped create the dynamic that fueled civil war in the country after 1989.

So how did this friendship come to be? FRONTLINE put that question to Christopher Woolf, the news editor and “history guy” at Public Radio International’s The World. Here’s what he had to say:


Jason M. Breslow

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